Peter Birdsall letters 1848-1849 (bulk 1848)
Peter Birdsall letters
Birdsall, Hester Gillespie, b. ca. 1826
This collection is comprised of 7 letters written by Peter Birdsall to his wife Hester from New Orleans, where he stayed with friends while seeking a steady job to support his wife and child. The letters reveal his efforts to find work and his newlywed's dismay over their separation, and include occasional remarks about the couple's African American slaves.
The material is in English
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