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James Barroll letter to Elleonora Barroll


James Barroll writing to Elleonora Barroll in Chestertown, Maryland. Advises his daughter-in-law on financial matters while her husband was absent. Discusses the people they enslaved, and his enslaved workers leaving, probably a result of the Emancipation Proclamation which was issued earlier that year. The Barroll family was a prominent Kent County family in the 19th and 20th centuries.



Collection Number

MS 108


7.75 x 9.75 inches


1 letter

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