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Neal reports to his parents on a local stabbing and describes his Sunday schedule, the food at the hotel, his battles with bedbugs, and lessons that are becoming more difficult.
I have taken my pen in hand to let you hear from me. Your letter
reached here on friday last
was gladly read in which I was gladly informed that you were well &c. I
have no news to write thats of importance. the negro that I wrote you was
stabbed on the election day died on monday night last the negro that stabbed
him was sold that is his master sold him to a speculator after it happened but
luckily he was not run off. I saw the murderer the next day after he was caught
he is now in jail at
a employed a good deal
of my time for I have to attend prayers before breakfast attend church at 11
nt be particular what but anything you think of about
your plantation your work & the news of course; and anything that comes to
hand all is interesting to me. Our fair at the
2. Probably the
3. "chinch": a foul-smelling bug that damages wheat, corn, and other grains; bedbug.
5. On July 25, 1857,
The American Eagle