Series VII, Personal Correspondence-Outgoing (1835-1891)

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includes a written marriage proposal to his future wife; family news including health and deaths; financial news; the loss of one slave and death of “two negro children;” instructions to convert his Confederate money to gold due to the drop in value; the 1864 Presidential election; Henry, Jr.’s move to Covington, KY; boat travel on the Ohio; the Atlantic Telegraph Cable; Christmas gifts; a fishing trip to MN; letters with his granddaughter Mary (May) Bruce Green about school; civil war politics on the state and national scale in 1863, succession; efforts to purchase a slave impacted by Emancipation Proclamation and recent Confederate victories; an 1875 invitation for Jefferson Davis to speak at an agricultural exposition and a reflection on his life on his eightieth birthday.


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