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Letter, George R. Price, Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1864 December 1

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-22

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George Price informs Abraham that he was one of 20 men drafted from his township, but his father "got one [a substitute] in my place for 900$ a Veteran Soldier[.] I would rather have went at the time but am very well satisfied at home[.]" He writes that substitutes generally cost between $700 and $1,000, and describes how "a club was organized before the Draft to raise money to buy substitutes [and] several thousand were raised[.]" He lists the names of the other men drafted, followed by the names of those who obtained substitues, including one man who "furnished a Nigger substitute[.]" In addition to news about the draft, George inquires what Abraham thinks "about Little Mac being beatan" in the November presidential election. After his signature, he writes: "Hurrah for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy and Little Mac and Geo[rge?] Price and the rest of them[.]"


  • Creation: 1864 December 1

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