From this point, records reflecting the life of Spottswood Rice indicate that his life has taken a new direction since the years of enslavement.
I was quite surprised to find a document reflecting his hospital stay at Benton Barracks in his file. YesSpotswood Rice did survive the war, and was reunited with his daughter Mary. Lykins, Lykins, and others.
The collection includes correspondence, photographs, sermons, publications, and publicity clippings. From his service record above it is noted that he was born in Virginia and was by the time of the war, a mature man in his late 30s.
He wrote one letter to his children and another letter to the slave holder--which I have already discussed. Well, I was able to learn the answers to all of those questions. Includes photographs, correspondence, certificates and diplomas, and some information regarding his involvement in the El Kahir Shriners in Iowa.
And that was when I found a record I never expected to findI found a marriage record of Spottswood. Could his Union Army experience be documented further?
The collection also reflects social and political conditions in Missouri and the United States during the nineteenth century, including westward expansion, slavery, and the Civil War. This transaction afrigeneas write away inc place in References to friends, deaths, marriages, travel prices, estates and personal affairs of the Bingham family.
The letter above was written by a father whose concern was the status and freedom of his daughter. Granting Schroeder a leave of absence. But one major part of the story has to be told. However, by the time this letter was writtenhe was a man in freedom, who was now demanding the freedom of his daughter Mary, who it appears was still being held.
Having been born in Virginia and ending up 30 years later in Missouri, suggests that he could have already had a taste of separation from loved ones. He begins his letter with a strong and stern warning to the woman holding his daughter in bondage.
Spottswood Rice actually wrote two letters. Written on the same day, it appears that Mary, the child cited in the previous letter was a child "left behind".
His daughter Mary, however, was still enslaved. So--there is so much more to tell. Bisman, Roy Photograph Collection,K 0. Includes photocopies of articles about Bever, his certificate from the State Board of Health, and photographs of the Bever family.Mar 29, · Portion of Letter From Spottswood Rice to Former Slave holder Kitty Diggs (from Cariline telling me that you say I tried to steal to plunder my child away from you now I want you to understand that mary is my Child and she is a God given rite of my own and you may hold on to hear as long as you can but I want you to.
Text transcribed by Apex Data Services, Inc. Text encoded by Apex Data Services, Inc. and Melissa Meeks First edition, ca. 78K Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH. Most could not read or write and yet they knew the dates and the families their loved ones were sold to.
Your heart bleeds for them since they were thought of as cattle with no feelings or concerns about their family or what might have happened to them/5(23).
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