Letter from Samuel Jones to his brother Elias Jones

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Quoting the letter : "War, War, is the great cry of the States; it is too bad that white men (& among them are some of the smartest that America has produced) should go to war with one another on account of black men but such is the case, black men are the true issues ..."

The writer and his brother William will not enlist as long as their father lives.