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W. G. Hann Letter, 1847 October 19

 File — Box: 4250.001, Folder: 13

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter dated October 19, 1847, from W. G. Hann to Thompson M. Parish of Lake Providence, Louisiana, agreeing to Parish's proposal to take Lucy, an enslaved person belonging to Hann, in lieu of payment for a debt, if that debt is as much as $500, Hann being uncertain of the exact amount since his books are not with him. The rest of the letter discusses Lucy's health, the conditions where Hann is living, and his financial circumstances. The letter is written from Elk Mills.


  • 1847 October 19


Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English. One item is in German.

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet