Letter to Elizabeth Pease Nichol
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Bryan Co Ga
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Mrs E.P. Nichols,
My son William
writes to tell me of your ex–
treme kindness towards him
in England, and I am sure
I am at a loss to know exactly
how to thank you
His Father & myself have tried
to pursuade him to remain
a short time longer in the
old Country, that is to say,
if he could procure employ-
ment, it being so very much
easier for a man of color
to succeed in the race of life
particularly if he has in
any way had much to do
with politics, the Southrons
being still very much envenom-
ed towards men of that class
We were very pleased to hear
that you were still spared
to carry on your long
life of kindness & use[-]
fulness to the needy, &
trust that you may live
many years longer.
Your obedient Servant,
Ellen Craft .
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Author(s) & contributor(s): Ellen Craft
Date(s): 31 March 1882
Place(s) of creation: Ways Sta Bryan Co Ga
Form & transmission history: Manuscript letter in author’s hand.
Object description: Beige four-page/one-sheet ruled letter, two blank pages; main hand in black ink with archival note.
Repository: Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Shelfmark / Identifier: MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18, C156/136
Digital edition & date: One More Voice, 2021
Critical editing & encoding: Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki
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Cite this digital edition (MLA): Craft, Ellen. “Letter to Elizabeth Pease Nichol” (31 March 1882). Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki, eds. One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_020088_TEI.html.
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