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    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 7

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888.; Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Legislators--Confederate States of America.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré describes conditions in Richmond and reports he accepted a post under C.G. Memminger, Confederate States Treasurer. He reports conflicts among Slidell, Perkins, and other Louisiana...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 December 11

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874.; Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873.; Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914. L'alliance russo-américaine ; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French.
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud reports that Maurys letter did not make Michelet favorable to the South and that recent news is not good for the Confederacy. He states that Aucaigne had sent him a copy of the formers...
    • Donald Mackay letter, 1862 April 14

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.
    • Letter from Donald Mackay, Baton Rouge, La., to Margaret Butler relates his son's fear he won't be old enough for the army, but worries 'I fear he will be before the war is over.' He laments very eloquently about the state of affairs, remarking...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 December 16

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Speculation--Confederate States of America.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses his work under C.G. Memminger, the ""Judge's"" attitude toward Slidell and Gayarré land and slave speculation, and the exchange of prisoners.
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 December 29

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914.; Bribery--France.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French.
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, Paris, to Henry Vignaud telling Vignaud to ask Slidell if the Confederacy would spend 150,000 to 200,000 francs for the Sicle, the French newspaper with the largest circulation, to come out in support of the Confederacy. ...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 March 16

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; French newspapers--Louisiana.; Louisiana--Historiography.; Louisiana--Politics and government--1861-1865.
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud thanking Vignaud for sending the Autographe and the Revue. He reports receiving letters from Lefranc (whom the addresser views as overly optimistic) and Lematre that are encouraging for...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 July 4

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, near Nashville, Tenn., to Charles Gayarré points out that it is the fourth of July and what did it get us, a despotism more absolute and irrepressible than we left. He agrees with Gayarré that it will be a short war,...
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 4

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; Plantation life--Mississippi.; African Americans--Marriage customs and rites--Mississippi.; Plantation owners' spouses--Mississippi.
    • This letter from Mary Louise McMurran to Alie Austen describes a wedding at their plantation among their slaves, comments on how the slaves behaved in a dignfied way, says ""would Mrs. Stowe could have viewed the scene. It might have changed some...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 January 6

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Cotton famine, 1861-1864.; Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--France.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion, French.; France--Politics and...
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud relating his opinion that the progress of Confederate arms is worth more than the good dispositions of the French government and states that the little that the Sicle reports on the...
    • Edward J. Gay certificate, 1864 August 20

    • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1816-1889.; Slaveholders--Louisiana--Iberville Parish.; Slave labor--Louisiana--Iberville Parish.; Iberville Parish (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confiscations and contributions.
    • Certificate stating that Edward Gay has furnished labor to the Union and that he is a loyal citizen of the U.S. and his plantation and property are not to be disturbed by any officer of the government unless by specific orders from Headquarters...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1863 March 8

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867.; Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects.
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Natchez, to Margaret Butler, informing her that she is now living in Natchez because she had to leave her home in Terrebonne Parish, La. The first four pages are mostly gossip, but then she recounts her discussion...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 March 2

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Journalists--France.; French newspapers.; Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate--France.
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud returns to the Martin affair. Dumez tries to cheer Vignaud, reminding him of literary and political possibilities and still encouraging him to see Chavanne and Rameau. He refers again...
    • Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1856 November

    • Austen, George, d. 1876.; McMurran, John T., 1807-1866.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891.; Plantation life--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.; Slaves--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.; Riverside Plantation (Miss.); Melrose...
    • Letter from Alie McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., to her father, George Austen. Alie describes her arrival at Riverside Plantation and recounts her reception by and impressions of the slaves, plantation life, her responsibilities as a slave...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 October 28

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.; Slave labor--Confederate States of America.; Confederate States of America--Politics and government.; Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--Europe.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses family matters, comments favorably on the health of Jefferson Davis and his possible re-election, states that the European appointments are temporary (even ""Slidell still wans...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 October 4

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914.; Michelet, Jules, 1798-1874.; Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873.; Rost, Pierre Adolphe, 1797-1868.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public...
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, Nuits, Cte dOr, France, to Henry Vignaud still giving his address as being with Jules Bellevret and still encouraging Vignaud to see Aucaigne and Charguraud, stating that his wifes lingering illness will keep him from...
    • Sarah Wright letter, 1857 January 18

    • Wright, Mary Cornelia, 1839-1888.; Women--Religious life--Louisiana.; Church attendance--Louisiana.; Plantation life--Louisiana.; Books and reading--Louisiana.
    • Letter from Sarah Wright to her daughter, Mary Wright, at school regarding church services, warnings against her reading novels, family news, wishes for blessings, and religious talk.

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