Mary Boykin Chesnut Quote

This only I see. Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines, and the mulattoes one sees in every family exactly resemble the white children—and every lady tells you who is the father of all the mulatto children in everybody's household, but those in her own she seems to think drop from the clouds, or pretends so to think.


Diary entry [March 18,1861]

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This only I see. Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines, and the mulattoes one sees in every...

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This only I see. Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines, and the mulattoes one sees in every...

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This only I see. Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines, and the mulattoes one sees in every...

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This only I see. Like the patriarchs of old our men live all in one house with their wives and their concubines, and the mulattoes one sees in every...