The former slave writes a letter

In August 1865, a former slave living with his family in Ohio wrote to his former master, in response to the ex-slaveholder’s offer of good treatment if he would return to Tennessee. The letter is as dryly funny, and as lethally deadpan, as anything I’ve read. (Via 3QD.)

One thought on “The former slave writes a letter

  1. le0pard13 says:

    That is simply one of the best letters I’ve ever read. Thanks to 3QD and you for highlighting it.

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