From William N. Taylor to Sir

Title: From William N. Taylor to Sir
Description: This letter of July 3, 1860 is from William N. Taylor, sheriff of Raymond Hinds County, Mississippi; the recipient is presumably a slaveowner. In the letter, Sheriff Taylor indicates he is holding a male slave in his jail who “says that he belongs to you and that he Ranaway from you in Missouri.” Taylor writes, “If he be your property you will please…take him away after paying charges, etc.”
Date original: July 3, 1860
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Civil War Collections, 36-92-1-132
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site at: Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, 1101 Delaware, Lexington MO 64067, Phone: (660)259-4654. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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