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.