Letter from Commander Matthew F. Maury, Confederate Naval Agent in England, one page letter in which William F. Maury writes to a cousin "Nan" in Melgon, North Carolina. Dated August 21, 1863, Maury writes from Bowdon, England concerning the exploits of Confederate privateers including a newspaper clipping describing activities of the CSS Alabama and the CSS Georgia, Maury signs this letter cryptically "Your Affectionate Friend," as he fears his letters may fall into enemy hands and cause problems for family members back. He relates: "This is the latest date the newspapers give us of "aunt's Nephew-in-law" and "I cut out of one of this morning's papers for you, if course, he never writes. He is habitually procrastinate, his letters might mistakenly go falling into improper hands..."
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