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Letter sent by R. T. [Robert Thompson] Cornwell to Judge Thomas White from Westchester, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1864. Cornwell writes that he has recently received a letter from Harry, Judge White's son, and records what the letter said. Harry has been moved from Libby prison in Virginia to Salisbury in North Carolina. Harry's letter stated that the guards in Salisbury are much kinder and the conditions are much better than at Libby. Cornwell writes that he spoke to an officer from Salisbury who said that Harry looked much better in Salisbury than he had in Libby.




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Letter from R. T. Cornwell to Thomas White, May 11, 1864