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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 19 Issue 4, Oct 1942
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This article is another installment in a series focusing on correspondence between North Carolinians and national politicians during the tumultuous time of Reconstruction. These letters were sent to Carl Benjamin Franklin Butler, a member of the United States house of Representatives. The distinction of these papers is typical correspondence are not from the State's political leaders but rather the common citizen. Letters cover a period from January 1865 to April 1866. Â
The second part of this article focuses more on the economic and social life of free African Americans in rural North Carolina. Here the author focuses more on property, the rights of free African Americans to transfer such personal holdings, and the general value of such properties. The author also explores the issue of free African Americans owning their own slaves, not a common occurrence but one with some historical documentation.