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Family letters of Bain, his wife, and children to his daughter, Mollie Bain Bitting of Germantown, North Carolina. Topics include Bain's Masonic interests, difficulties with slaves, the "Black Republicanism" of the North, a speech by Stephen A. Douglas (1860), hopes for a strong Confederacy, and meetings of the legislature. Also includes a letter to Mrs. Bitting from a friend in Petersburg, Va., describing the new public buildings there, and a letter to Lewis Bitting from a friend in Georgia describing his drugstore business.
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