Former Slave's Letter To His Former Master!

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    In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).

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    Letters of Note: To My Old Master
     
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    WOW. They could write back in those days !
     
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    Dis how dey B ritin now. Werd ?
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    They also seemed to have spoken the truth.....as opposed to.
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    Thank you that was a very interesting letter. i would love to know Colonel P.H. Anderson's response to that letter.
     
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    Anderson ultimately contributed to the P.H. level of the tater garden.
     
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    It was dictated but I'm sure the author was well spoken, he just couldn't write.
     

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