Letter on the End of the Civil War in Florida, 1865

From: Fletcher, Zabud, Family Papers, 1835-1870, Collection M90-15

Letter on the End of the Civil War in Florida, 1865

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that I would get Albert to look round for me

That night they broke the lock to the sugar house to get a barrel of syrup out and Mr Spooner was gone to the Lake a fishing when he came home I told him of it and showed him the Locke he contended that it was not broke only worn out I told him that I did not like to be treated in that way and that he must go and see if there was anything gone as he was the last one of the whites that had been in,

we went and he saw what was done he could not doubt his own eyes he and Albert took up the negroes last night and whipped them some and they told all about it that they had been going in whenever they wished and they had been selling the meat and other things to the wag- goners [?] and others Mr. Spooner is much to blame for he does not attend the business as he ought and the negroes say he is on there side

there is one thing certain he does not care so his own work is done what becomes of us it

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vexes [?] him for me or one of the children to tell him anything they do when I told him they had broke open the smokehouse he gave a grunt and left and did not even go and look at it I have