Research authenticates famed letter by ex-slave to old master

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This circa 1890 image provided by Dayton History shows Valentine Winters. The Dayton banker was an abolitionist who once hosted Abraham Lincoln at his mansion. Jordan Anderson's remarkable letter to his ex-master was reportedly dictated to Winters. Professor Roy E. Finkenbine says Jordan likely made his way to Dayton with the help of Winters' son-in-law, the surgeon in charge of the Cumberland Military Hospital in Nashville. Anderson became an employee and tenant of Winters. (AP Photo/Dayton History)