Series: N2005-0, Box 11, Folder 5.
As the first half of the letter deals only with family matters, the transcription begins near the end of the second page, which is where E. J. Blackshear begins to discuss the secession crisis. Georgia seceded on January 19 and its secession convention delegates signed the state’s ordinance of secession on January 21, the day Blackshear began his letter.
The rumors of Ten thousand “wide awakes” from the North, being at Charleston, is not true. If it had been, many would ere this