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Title: Letter from Jerry Hooper to his Master, October 19, 1861: Electronic Edition.
Author: Hooper, Jerry
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Caitlin R. Donnelly
Text encoded by Caitlin R. Donnelly
First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 8K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2007-02-20, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: John DeBerniere Hooper Papers (#835), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Jerry Hooper to his Master, October 19, 1861
Author: Jerry Hooper
Description: 1 page, 1 page image
Note: Call number 835 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Jerry Hooper to his Master, October 19, 1861
Hooper, Jerry



Page [1]
Chapel Hill N.C.
Oct 19th 1861

Master:

All is well but Lucy. She is about but not very well. I am sorry I did not have the opportunity of writing sooner. I have a bad chance to write. Business is dull. I am just able to live. I have no young men to wait upon and can get into no very profitable business. If times was like they have been I could have earned good wages. I have done all I could. If you are satisfied please let your humble slave know, So that I can make farther arrangements. I lost about half my last sessions wages. When the war broke out the Students volunteered and did not pay me for my labor.
My youngest child is able to sit alone. My Wife has generaly kept up pretty well. Provissions is very high.
Please let me know how all are.

I remain your faithful obedient an humble slave.

Jerry Hooper



Give my love to all.