Rosser and his Coon Fight

A copy of this document was graciously provided to me by Susan, the great great granddaughter of John Lewis Coleman Sr. In it, Rosser, and his father John find a raccoon in a tree, and attempt to get rid of it, while lamenting having to undertake such an unpleasant task on the sabbath. It doesn’t go so well for the raccoon, but if you set that part aside, it’s a neat little window into 1888. I’m not going to provide an ascii translation, you really should just read it in it’s natural form.

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