[Letter] 1850 Jul. 17 [to] Alex[ander D. Coffee] / Andrew J[ackson] Coffee : a machine readable transcription of an image
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Coffee, Andrew Jackson
DescriptionThis document is a letter written from Andrew Jackson Coffee to his brother Alexander D. Coffee, dated July 17, 1850. The letter speaks of family matters, such as taking over guardianship of their nephew, John Coffee, and the birth of Andrew's new son. The letter also speaks of events going on in the country, such as General Taylor's death, disputes over the boundary line of Texas, and the prediction by Andrew that a Civil War is imminent if the South does not get to keep its rights to owning slaves.Local identification number: um016
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