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There have been fears of a slave rebellion, and on the night before this letter was written, there was no rebellion. The whole town is armed. The evils of slavery have been rendered worse by abolitionism. Slaves are well-clothed and armed. Some whites associate with the worst Negroes. There is much gambling and horse-racing. Waugh complains of the luke-warmness of the people, though he sees signs of hope. Abstract Number - 796
Slavery Letters; Abolition; Slave Rebellion
Waugh, Lorenzo, "Letter from Lorenzo Waugh to James B. Finley" (1835). Finley Letters. 1301.