Jubal A. Early.
ALS (J.A. Early"
), 4pp., 8-1/4 x 10-1/2 in., dated Mar. 27, 1867 from Toronto, to Genl. Breckenridge, a portion of the letter devoted to discussing distribution of his book, "my narrative of operations in 1864-65"
which leads into a long diatribe against the "infernal demons"
in Washington and Yankee reconstructionism ("the utter humiliation of the entire people, and the africanization of the country"
), and goes on to castigate the President, "Johnson has become utterly contemptible in the eyes of his enemies...its for myself I wish the radicals will impeach, convict and hang him,"
and all Europe: "A very small portion of the civilized world is guiltless in regard to the wrongs done our people, and I want to see all the nations punished for their folly & wicked intermiddling in regard to the institution of slavery, about the propriety, advantages, and justice of which my opinions daily grow stronger."
A request that Gov. Randolph receive a copy of his work inspires this conclusion: "Tell him I would like begin the fight over right now, though with the certainty that we would be exterminated. I now get to that condition that I think I could scalp a Yankee woman and child without wrinkling my eyes ."
etc., Fine, an astonishing letter, full of venom and unrepentance
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