The Resource This item came in a transfer of court papers from Rockbridge County

This item came in a transfer of court papers from Rockbridge County

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1860 November 13
Inclusive dates
1860 November 13
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter dated November 13, 1860, written by J. S. Moore of Andersonville, Georgia, to Dr. Thomas Moore of Lexington, Virginia. The letter relates to matters of health, agriculture, and politics. J. S. Moore describes an outbreak of diptheria and "lung fever" or pneumonia in Georgia. He writes about the improving agricultural economy in Georgia that he boastfully compares to the state of Indiana. Moore cites as evidence the abundant wheat crop in Georgia due in large part to the adoption of the seed drill by Georgia farmers and the draining of marsh lands for agricultural use. He also points to the role played by the state's vast railroad system in making Georgia an agricultural giant. The political matter Moore writes about is the impact on the nation, specifically the South, of Abraham Lincoln's election as President of the United States. Moore held a negative opinion regarding the South's plan for secession. He argues that the South should wait until Lincoln or the Republicans commit an overt act against the region so that the South could justify such a rash act. Moore writes favorably about Lincoln and the Republican party saying that their positions on issues such as slavery have been misrepresented by the leaders of the Democratic Party. He proceeds to share his negative opinions of the Democratic Party blaming its leadership for the ill feelings between North and South
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Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Location of originals duplicates
The Library of Virginia.
Location of other archival material
Original located at the Library of Virginia's State Record Center; Barcode number 1154869.
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This item came in a transfer of court papers from Rockbridge County
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This item came in a transfer of court papers from Rockbridge County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001544433
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
Type of unit
leaves.

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