This remarkable letter, written in 1867 by Charles B. Lucas of Whitehall, SC to the Freedmen’s Bureau, names 3 generations of the African American Doctor family.

In the letter, Charles Lucas writes to Captain Liedke of the Freedmen’s Bureau, to request rations for the family of Hector and Harriett Doctor.

The letter states that Ansel and Murray, bearers of the letter, were the grandsons of Hector and Harriett Doctor, and the great grandsons of Sylvia.

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Reference Citation

Lucas, Charles B. (Whitehall, South Carolina) to Capt. F.W. Liedke, letter, 8 May 1867; Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910), Reel 89, Target 1, Frame 29.

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