Diary Entry by Edmund Ruffin, February 15, 1857

Source citation
Scarborough, William Kauffman, ed. The Diary of Edmund Ruffin. Vol. 1. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1972, p. 35.
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Edmund Ruffin
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Meghan Allen
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Feb. 15....Boulwane & Fisher came to my apartment, & we conversed for two hours—F. the main talker. I referred, with due & high commendation to high celebrated lecture on the “North & South,” & our conversation was on its subject, & that of my own former Address on the social results of slavery & of its absence....Fisher’s conversation is lively, amusing, & instructive. He was raised a Quaker--& his grandfather & father had emancipated their slaves & made every other incidental sacrifice to perform what they had deemed their moral & religious duty in that respect.
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