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Sarah Hunt letter

Sarah Hunt letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sarah Hunt letter
Creator: Hunt, Sarah
Inclusive Dates: 1862 February 14
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms877
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

A letter from Sarah Hunt, addressed to "my dear son" and dated "Riedmont, Feb. 14, 1862." The letter states that Sarah Hunt sent $65, which is all the money she could raise. She hopes that this will pay his and William's board bill and bring them home, and says that "this war is a terrible affair on mothers." She also suggests selling their "notes" in Richmond because "... the Brokers in Richmond are paying a premium for New York funds..."

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah Hunt letter, ms877, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Hunt, Sarah -- Correspondence
Promissory notes.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1862 February 14 Access Online