When Rose was pulled from her watery
grave near Wilmington, North Carolina,
searchers found a copy of her book
"Imprisonment" hidden on her person.
There was a note inside the book,
which was meant for her daughter Little Rose.
It reads as follows:
London, Nov 1st 1863
You have shared the hardships and
indignity of my prison life, my darling;
And suffered all that evil which a
vulgar despotism could inflict.
Let the memory of that period never
pass from your mind;
Else you may be inclined to forget how
Providence has been in seizing us
from such a people.
Rose O'N Greenhow.
A note to Rose
Greenhow, from her Mother, Rosatta Maria
(Rose) O'Neale Greenhow. Written in London, Nov 1st 1863.
Found on the body of
Rose inside a copy of her book, MY IMPRISONMENT. The book and this
through the family and then given to David Rankin Barbee, who
donated it to the Library of Congress, where it resides today.
a copy at Georgetown University's Lauinger Library, Special Collections
The O'Neal Genealogy Association researchers Bev Crowe and John
O'Neal, II on 10/31/2002