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To My Old Master

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Steelgrave:
Not quite military history, but one of the most amazing things I have read in some time.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html

Jarhead0331:
Remarkable, indeed.  I would love to have been a fly on the wall when the COL read that letter.

Gusington:
That is awesome. The whole thing. His closing stands out though: "Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me."

son_of_montfort:

--- Quote from: Steelgrave on February 01, 2012, 08:37:58 AM ---Not quite military history, but one of the most amazing things I have read in some time.

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/to-my-old-master.html

--- End quote ---

Actually, I think should probably just call this thread "History." We have enough non-military history buffs to make that viable.

Also, love the request for the $11,000. I wonder if that was his way of flipping his former master the 19th century bird.

Jarhead0331:

--- Quote ---“ I served you faithfully for thirty-two years, and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy”

--- End quote ---

Interesting how he feels his services were so much more valuable than a woman's.  Even the prejudiced were prejudice.

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