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Item # 657807

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 11, 1882  Among the prints in this issue are: "The Legislative Train, from Albany to New York" "Duck Shooting Near the Capes of Delaware" "The New Fatigue Uniform--Infantry" "Mole, Ferry Slip, and Depot, Oakland, California" and "The New Fulton Market, New York City".
But perhaps the most interesting item is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writes to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and her having made a will, etc. She says she has made no will, owns no farm, but has a small house encumbered by a mortgage, and has no income but what she derives from the narrative of her life and sale of her photograph, which she hopes, and we hope, her friends will buy to help her along in this one-hundred-and-seventh year of her stay on earth."  She would pass away the following year.

Category: 1880-1889