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Edward Dammers wrote this familiar letter to George Fuller two months before the end of the Civil War. The main point of the letter was simple communication, largely sharing personal and agricultural news. Dammers lamented that the "horrid war" was not yet over, but hoped it would end soon and that General Sherman "will knock Charleston into 'Smithereans.'" Mr. Dammers opened and closed his letter with a riddle playing on words; the first is in regards to the thirteenth amendment which at the time had been passed by Congress and was in the process of being ratified by the states.