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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 75

12. Charles Nordhoff, The Freedmen of South-Carolina: Some Account of Their Appearance, Character, Condition, and Peculiar Customs (New York: Charles T. Evans, 1863). (31 p.)

Three letters describing the freedmen on living in the vicinity of Port Royal, South Carolina. The letters are dated March 20, 25, and April 3, 1863. Someone, possibly Mr. Stone, has marked the last sentence in the third letter. “I can sum up all, most briefly, in the words of General Hunter, who said: ‘In short, these people do work, they are not idle, they don’t steal, they don’t swear, they don’t use obscene language, they are willing and faithful laborers and servants, polite to every body, always cheerful, docile, and easily rule.’” Four pages of advertisement for books and periodicals appear at the end of the pamphlet and on the back cover.