Amanuensis: A letter from Ira Sayles to James K. Sayles, 1872

Thanks to cousin, blog reader, and James K Sayles descendant, Sharon Babcock, for sharing her stash of family artifacts. Christiansville, Mecklenburg Co. Va.                                     Wednesday P.M., April 10, 1872 My Dear Brother James,                                                 Yours of March 14, was duly received, and somewhat astonished me with its announcement of your affliction.  If my sympathy could cure you, it … Continue reading Amanuensis: A letter from Ira Sayles to James K. Sayles, 1872

Chase the Man. Chase the City.

Today's NY Times Opinionator piece discusses the history between Abe Lincoln and Salmon P. Chase, an earnest, no nonsense man who was both a fabulous Secretary of the Treasury and Lincoln's arch rival. Why care about this troublemaker? Because the dude had a fan club among the founders of a little town in Mecklenburg County, … Continue reading Chase the Man. Chase the City.