Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated
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I believe they are now fiting up [sic] an island in the Savannah River for a negrow [sic] colony. These negroes are all patriotic as a little incident hapened [sic] at Louisville (a vilage [sic] about [illegible] miles east of Milledgeville) will show. Some rich planters had sent their negroes with their horses & mules away into a deep swamp to keep them out of our way. but when we got [to] the place the negroes came out with horses & all When we passed Sandersville an old negro with hair a[s] white as snow came out by the road & kneeled down & prayed for us with a fervor & eloquence that affected all who heard him such things strengthens our faith & convinces us that we are battling for the right [incomplete - nothing further]