Research authenticates famed letter by ex-slave to old master

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In this Monday, July 9, 2012 photo, the family grave stone of slave owner Col. Patrick Henry Anderson stands in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon, Tenn. A letter sent to Anderson and credited to his former slave, Jordan Anderson, has been praised as a masterpiece of satire, pretending to consider the master's invitation to return to the plantation, requesting unpaid wages, and sending respects to another man "for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)