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Collection Reference Number GLC09311
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title A.C. Ramsey, former Alabama slave owner, commenting on Reconstruction
Date 3 January 1867
Author Ramsey, A. C. (fl. 1867)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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."
Subjects Reconstruction  Finance  Economics  African American History  Religion  
Theme Reconstruction; Banking & Economics; African Americans; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945