Many interesting sidelights to Southern history are to be found in the documents comprising the Richard Keith Call collection in the Florida Historical Society Library. Certain letters addressed to Call give us new and intriguing views of life in the old South. Here are two letters addressed to Call from Canada by a free Negro. We know very little about these letters or the circumstances surrounding them; as Call’s side of the correspondence is not preserved in the collection, nor is there any reference to the matter nor the persons in any other documents of the collection which this writer has examined. Consequently, we can only speculate, in the light of the usual practices of that day, upon what actually took place.
Doherty, Herbert J. Jr.
"A Free Negro Purchases his Daughter,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 29:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol29/iss1/6