2 November 1862: “One of my negro men is very sick at this place.”

Item description: Letter, 2 November 1862, from William S. Pettigrew to a Dr. Hanks, asking the doctor to come to Haywood Plantation to attend to a sick slave named Aaron.

Item citation: From Folder 259 of the Pettigrew Family Papers, #592, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Not sent.

Haywood, Nov. 2, 1862.

Dr. Hanks, 
Dear Sir,

One of my negro men is very sick at this place. Being anxious to give him every aid that medical skill can impart, may I ask of you the favour to visit him at my residence in this place, in consultation with Dr. Wyche who is his physician, and with whose approbation this request is made.

I would thank you to come at your earliest convenience. The disease appears to be of a typhoid character, and the patient has been in poor health for some months past.

I am, sir,
Very Respectfully,
Your obt. servt.,
William S. Pettigrew

Nov. 7. (Friday) at 7 A.M. Poor Aaron died. Dr. Hanks visited him on the Sunday previous. 

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