Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Letters and Diary of Laura M. Towne.

February 13, 2014

Letters and diary of Laura M. Towne

[Diary] Saturday, February 13,1864.

Mr. Lynch came in to-night with the dreadful news that the privilege of exempting lands was not to be given to the people, and that the Tax Commissioners are to proceed with their former plan. This will create great ill-feeling towards the Northerners and be a fearful disappointment to the people. Elder Demas said to Mrs. Murray that he wishes all the white people would go to the white church and worship together and leave the black alone in their own brick church. They will wish for further isolation soon when the speculators buy the lands.

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