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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1860s
|A.C. Ramsey, former Alabama slave owner, commenting on Reconstruction
|3 January 1867
|Ramsey, A. C. (fl. 1867)
|Former Alabama slave owner comments on Reconstruction: "There will be in this country great distress and destitution; hundreds of men who were in good circumstances before the war are completely ruined. Suing and being sued is the order of the day.…And what the Radicals will do, can only be judged of by their former acts, and propositions now in their Congress. I believe they intend to give us a Territorial government, and place the negro over us in point of privilege. I hope however the good Lord may intervene and thwart their designs."
|Reconstruction Finance Economics African American History Religion
|Reconstruction; Banking & Economics; African Americans; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945