Aunt Abbey described the destruction that the Federals had caused on the plantation and the work that the servants had been able to do. The big house had burned, and she wished that "the Yankees...had have got burnt up." "The war has turned everything upside down," she noted, "but we are the same old thing. We keep up our family prayer meetings yet." A note follows, written in the same hand, from [another black servant] "Hetty" to "Miss Ann."