From Samuel R. Ayres to Lyman Langdon

Title: From Samuel R. Ayres to Lyman Langdon
Creator: Samuel R. Ayres
Description: This letter from Samuel R. Ayres to Lyman Langdon is dated January 1, 1863, the day that President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. In his letter, Ayres expresses support for the proclamation, but mentions the possibility of it being revoked and questions whether or not slaves will indeed be set free. Ayres also reports that his two sons are in Gen. Grant’s division of the 7th Kansas Cavalry Regiment and have had to fight nearly every day.
Date original: January 1, 1863
Person: Abraham Lincoln
Owning organization: Kansas Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Misc.: Ayres, Samuel, Item 11
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact Kansas Memory at: State Archives, Topeka, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099, Phone: (785) 272-8681, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Kansas Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Kansas Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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