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Letter to John Wentworth about Dr. Joseph Walker

Unsigned letter, on letterhead of Williams & Thompson (attorneys), gives a biography of Dr. Joseph Walker, an army surgeon who married a woman who owned a plantation with enslaved people located near Platte City, Missouri. Walker, who sympathized with the pro-slavery party, spent part of the Civil War years in Chicago but returned to Missouri and was killed by a

Francis Rogan letter

Letter by Francis Rogan, from Bledsoe Creek, Sumner County (Tenn.), to his former enslaved person, Isaac Rogan, who is living in central Illinois. Francis Rogan, who is white, expresses respect for Isaac, who is African American, and reports on deaths and marriages of family and neighbors, occupations of former enslaved people, and living conditions in the area during and after