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Dixon Evans letter to James Evans about Dixon's murder of an enslaved person

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16719
Content Description Autographed signed letter from Dixon Evans to his brother James Evans in Fayetteville, North Carolina with his acccount of his shooting, and killing an unnamed enslaved person from Marion, South Carolina. The enslaved person was trying to obtain food from the dairy and smokehouse. Dixon Evans was being sued by Nathaniel Evans who was the owner of the enslaved person. Dixon Evans blames the enslaved person for Dixon's own murderous actions.
Dates: 1850-10-04

Dixon Evans letter to James Evans

 Unprocessed — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2020-0023