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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.

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This is a letter from Sally King to her aunt and uncle Sarah and Luke Eller. Sally talks primarily about her strong religious belief and talks about her fears that several of her family members won’t go to Heaven because they aren’t as fervent believers as she is.

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This is a letter from W.L. King to Luke Eller, and family. W.L. says that Evaline, his mother, has died, but otherwise he has little news. The reason W.L. wrote this letter, he says, is that his last letter received a response that was dated on the day he wrote his letter.

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This is a letter from William and Susan Eller to William’s brother and brother’s wife Luke and Sarah. William focuses on the subject of property. He says he hopes that his brother John will move near him and that he wishes Luke and Sarah could do the same.

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