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Letter, Mary A. Price, Amberson Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1865 March 16

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-24

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Mary Price writes that the draft has returned to Amberson Valley. Soldiers are "taking up deserters and Bounty Jumpers they have taken some and are after more[.]" Still, she tells Abraham that if he is drafted (in Ohio), he should "just come down here and not go as you are a single man you can run about from place to place which a married man cannot[.]" Mary goes on to say the family has heard from Silvester, but not from Ambrose. They fear for Ambrose's safety, "for thare is a report that part of Kirkpatricks Cavilry are taken prisoners and that is the man that he was under[.]" Later, Mary suggests Abraham should visit to meet some of the girls in the area; her tone turns spiteful, however, when she describes the difference between Democrat girls and abolitionist girls, writing "Some of the Abolishonist Girles Said they would rather marry a Nigger than a Copperhead[,] so when they would rather have a Nigger a Democrat Girle would jump at a white man[.]"


  • Creation: 1865 March 16

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