“Letter from Susan Eller to Luke Eller and Sarah Eller, 26 July 1874,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/15227.
Letter from Susan Eller to Luke Eller and Sarah Eller, 26 July 1874
This letter from Susan Eller to Luke and Sarah Eller discusses farming and the impact of Reconstruction on Susan. Susan mentions the price of crops and that some vendors of farm animals are not selling in her area anymore because there is an abundance of animals such as mules and horses. Susan also says that the people in her area of Tennessee are confused as to the impact that the proposed Civil Rights Act (passed in 1875) will have on the African-American community, and that many African Americans are being murdered and lynched in her area.