James Hollingsworth to Susan Hudson, 1885 April 3
Scope and Contents
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Has been cruelly misunderstood by some members of Council. His "crime" was to write to Regent of Nathan and Sarah's dishonesty and she made the letter public. All servants are his enemies now. His enemies in Council are out to ruin him. Defends his actions. General Lee advises him to retire in dignity. Enumerates his difficulties in carrying out his instructions. His best hands dismissed. Mount Vernon has gone down sadly in the last year, fences rotting, etc. for lack of enough hands. Public angry against them. Feels he must resign to save his character. ER-5, p. 123
- Creation: 1885 April 3
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From the Collection: 25 Linear Feet (117 legal-size clamshell flat storage boxes, 1 oversize clamshell flat storage box )
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