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This front page from the Shreveport News includes a runaway ad posted by James S. Moore about a refugeed slave who ran from Jordan's Saline, also mentioned in the Clarksville Standard. It also mentions that the government headquarters in Shreveport…

022779 - Woods Story in Ripley Bee, Part I.pdf
This is a continuation of Henrietta Wood's narrative, from her kidnapping to her arrival in Lexington. Part 1 of the narrative must have appeared in an earlier issue of the paper.

030679 - Woods Story in Ripley Bee, Part II.pdf
The third installment of Wood's narrative from 1879 (the first is no longer extant) covering the brief trial attempting to prevent her sale farther South and her meeting with a long lost brother in William Pullum's slave pen in Lexington.

032079 - Woods Story in Ripley Bee, Part III.pdf
The fourth part (third extant) of Henrietta Wood's narrative of her kidnapping and enslavement, covering her sale to Mississippi, her time spent in Texas during the Civil War, and her suit against Zebulon Ward.

In 1876, a reporter for the Cincinnati Commercial interviewed Wood (misidentified as Henrietta Woods) for the newspaper. This interview covered many of the details from periods of Wood's life not covered by the three extant narratives in the Ripley…

Receipt from the Texas State Military Board for $25,000, given to agent A. H. Abney on April 29, 1864, to spend on "salt furnaces, kettles, and the necessary appliances for making salt including all proper expenses."

An account sheet drawn up by A. H. Abney to show the amounts of salt and money spent on food supplies for hands working at Jordan's Saline. The figures suggest that Abney had only about 8000 pounds of around 33,000 pounds of salt remaining on hand.

Abney writes from Jordan's Saline to excuse his limited success in making salt for profit.

This 1864 receipt records a transaction between A. H. Abney, the general agent of the Texas State Military Board at Jordan's Saline, and James Sample. Abney hired a team and wagon as well as "two boys" from Sample for four weeks, at a total cost of…

Receipt for John Carlock acknowledging payment of 160,000 lbs of salt for "the hire of twenty-seven negroes and five wagons and teams for eight months at the State salt works in Jordan's Saline." Another receipt from 1865, not included here, records…
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