Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son Dr. David Fentress Sept. 6, 1859

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Title

Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son Dr. David Fentress Sept. 6, 1859

Subject

Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son Dr. David Fentress Sept. 6, 1859 that details her disciplining of two Negro slaves.

Description

In this letter, Maud Fentress describes a number of things. She first describes how she feels about his being gone and the heartache she feels at his absence. As the letter continues,. Fentress details life at the plantation including her having to discipline two slaves who tried to run out of the yard. She states that she shot at them to scare them but shows little remorse for her actions. This shows that Fentress was comfortable being a slave owner as well as having to use physical force and aggression towards the slaves.

Creator

David W. Fentress

Source

University of North Texas, Denton

Publisher

David W. Fentress Family letters, 1856-1869
David W. Fentress

Date

Sept. 6, 1859

Contributor

Shewanda Riley

Rights

Library of Congress. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, catalog 1979. Washington, D.C.: LC, 1980.

Relation

David W. Fentress Family letters

Format

JPEG Image

Language

English

Type

JPEG Image

Identifier

Willis Library HM. 4
Archives and Rare Books
University of North Texas at Denton

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Original Format

Letter

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November 14, 2013
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David W. Fentress, “Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son Dr. David Fentress Sept. 6, 1859,” Early Transatlantic Writing Project, accessed December 18, 2017, http://transatlanticwriting.com/items/show/97.
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