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by us, but I have known negroe women to refuse a hundred dollars for a - year wages. My daughter is so much afflicted with the crup that she cannot render me any assistance unless she was educated for a - teacher & that is one of my greatest desires, as it would be the only way that she could acquire a livelihood as she cannot work on the count of her affliction, but I am deprived of that great pleasure, & which would be the only legacy that I could bestow upon my afflicted Child which would enable her to acquire a support at all time, unless you will be Kind enough to aide me & have me compansated for my negroes &c.  I have never anticipated in the rebellion, would that my - influance could have been as great as the leaders it would never have been & it is very wrong