This letter, dated 26 Aug 1867, was written by W.E. Stoney to Captain F.W. Liedke of the Freedmen’s Bureau, to request rations for Charles McBride and Philippy Cordes, two elders living at Stoney’s plantation in Berkeley, SC.
Stoney states that Charles McBride and Philippy Cordes were both formerly enslaved by his father.
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Stoney, W.E. [to Captain F.W. Liedke, inferred from context], letter 26 Aug 1867. Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910), Target 1.