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Edward Dammers wrote this familiar letter to George Fuller two months before the end of the Civil War. The main point of the letter was simple communication, largely sharing personal and agricultural news. Dammers lamented that the "horrid war" was not yet over, but hoped it would end soon and that General Sherman "will knock Charleston into 'Smithereans.'" Mr. Dammers opened and closed his letter with a riddle playing on words; the first is in regards to the thirteenth amendment which at the time had been passed by Congress and was in the process of being ratified by the states.


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Letter to George Fuller regarding the 13th Amendment

author   Edward A. Dammers
date   Feb 7, 1865
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   10.0"
width   7.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L05.132

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"Constitutional Amendments" article from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

"How the news of the Constitutional Amendment was received" article from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

"The News from Home. Greenfield Items" excerpt on the passage of the Constitution Amendment fr. the Gazette & Courier newspaper

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