Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Letters of Note: To My Old Master

The Walm sent this in. An incredible letter. Click through to read it.

Letters of Note: To My Old Master:

"In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated)."