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Sophia H. Hunt to Jennie Hughes

Sophia, Hunt (1861-10-15)

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Source:Hughes Family Papers

Subject:Second Creek Plot



S [OPHIA] H. HUNT TO JENNIE [HUGHES]
A WOMAN WRITES FROM A NEIGHBORING COUNTY
ABOUT THE HANGINGS, OCTOBER 15, 1861

My Dear Jennie

They have been threatened with quite a formidable Insurrection in Adams County, Miss. Natchez 40 miles from here 27 have been hung after Monday there had only 5 negro men 4 of them were hung Carriage drivers, and dining room servants of the rich[.] Many are hung [.] They were the ring leaders it is kept very still, not to be in the papers The investigation is still going on They implicated two white men but it is thought they have not named the right ones -- The head one is not yet executed[.] They still hope to make him tell from there they were to come to this County and go on if successful -- dont speak of it only cautiously. Some act very differently [.] Several have sent in money for the soldiers, they were to kill every Negro that would not join them. Such was their confession under the gallows-

Your affectionate Aunt

Source: S[ophia] H. Hunt to Jennie [Hughes], near Woodville, Miss., October 15, 1861, in Hughes Family Papers, UNC