Sunday, November 11, 2012

1862 November 11 Lynchburg, Va.

MSS 4763

[from the diary of William M. Blackford, bank officer and former diplomat with five sons in the Confederate Army]

Tuesday 11.  Another fine day--certainly
no climate can surpass ours at this
season. Got my official bond signed
by all to day.  I hope it may be
long before I have to renew it
It is all a humbug any how--I
give security for $50.000 & frequently
have in my profession Half-mil-
lion-- of late for mine. After all it
is upon character & principle

[a page has been torn out at this point.  Diary will resume part way through the entry for Thursday the 13th]

MSS 4763

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