Carrie Kinsey’s 14-year-old brother was kidnapped and sold to a plantation owner in Georgia, who kept him in chains. In desperation, Ms. Kinsey wrote to President Theodore Roosevelt for help. It appears that he never saw the letter. It was sent to the Justice Department, where it was filed away in a box with hundreds of others like it.
Sister Tries to Save her Kidnapped Brother 1903
National Archives, General Records of the Department of Justice