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In 1860, Edmund Ruffin, Virginia's Agricultural Editor, wrote his observations of coastal North Carolina. The report, Sketches of Lower Carolina was printed in 1861 and is reproduced in segments within this article.
This article is a reprint of letters written by Edmund Ruffin Jr. at age 14 while in Connecticut at the New Haven Gymnasium boarding school. Ruffin was the son of Virginia agriculturist and extreme southern nationalist Edmund Ruffin Sr. The letters, written to Ruffin's parents and sister, describe his daily life and his studies. The short introduction notes Ruffin's connection to North Carolina through the marriage to his second wife Jane Ruffin, daughter of Confederate Civil War veteran Judge Thomas Ruffin.