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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

July 20, 1861

Letter Suggested Moving Freed Slaves to West Indies

The Southern Confederacy re-printed a letter to the editor of the New York Tribune, supporting the idea of moving freed slaves to the West Indies to grow cotton. Naturally, the Southern editors had some choice words in response.

Image of Letter Suggested Moving Freed Slaves to West Indies Southern Confederacy
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Image of Letter Suggested Moving Freed Slaves to West Indies Southern Confederacy
Digital Library of Georgia
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