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Filing Cabinet - Civil War

Rapped Over The Knuckles

July __, 1861

One of the city papers contained, Monday, a word of exhortation to certain females of Southern residence (and perhaps birth) but of decidedly Northern and Abolition proclivities.  The creatures though specially alluded to were not named. . . If such people do not wish to be exposed and dealt with as alien enemies to the country, they would do well to cut stick while they can do so with safety to their worthless carcasses.

In the margin of this newspaper article clipping found with Elizabeth Van Lew's papers was this notation:
"These ladies were my mother and myself—God knows it was but little we could do."

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