Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 257

Price Realized: $ 1,200
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
"THE NEGROES ARE NOT KEPT AT LABOR" (MILITARY.) Autograph Letter Signed from Georgia Governor M.L. Bonham to General G.T. Beauregard. Concerning the idleness of slaves on the fortifications of Charleston. Single 4to leaf, written on one side and docketed on the reverse. Charleston, July 25, 1863

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Governor Bonham writes: "There has been much complaining from various quarters that the Negroes are not kept at labor and do not accomplish what they should . . . Allow me to suggest Major Willis who seems to be energetic be appointed to the duty of assisting Major Echols whose time must be occupied."