Research authenticates famed letter by ex-slave to old master

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This combination picture shows an undated image of Jordon Anderson, left, and the beginning of a letter dated Aug. 7, 1865 from Jordan Anderson to his former master, Patrick H. Anderson, published in the Cincinnati Commercial newspaper. Jordon Anderson was a former slave who was freed from a Tennessee plantation by Union troops in 1864 and spent his remaining 40 years in Ohio. He lived quietly and likely would have been forgotten, if not for the remarkable letter published shortly after the Civil War. (AP Photo)