What can we infer about race and class in nineteenth-century Jamaica from Gordon’s letter?

Read George William Gordon’s final letter to his wife Maria Jane Gordon, written on October 23, 1865, and transcribed on pages 722–23 of Volume 2 of the Report of the Jamaica Royal Commission.As you read, consider the general questions historians ask of any documentary source:• Who wrote it? When was it written? For whom was it written?• What is the genre of the text? Do you notice anything about its style or itslinguistic register?• What is the purpose of the text as a whole?• What is the structure of the text? How do the parts relate to the whole?• What key words are used in a distinctive way in the text? What can you inferabout the special meaning of these words form the way they are used in the• What is made explicit and what is left unsaid?• What historical inferences can you reasonably draw from the text?For this text in particular, also consider the following:• Does Gordon seem to be writing only for his wife, or for a wider audience?• How does Gordon conceptualize his life, work, and death?• Does Gordon consider himself legally or morally culpable for the rebellion?• To what and to whom does Gordon attribute his death?• What can we infer about race and class in nineteenth-century Jamaica fromGordon’s letter?• Are there clues in the letter that lead you to agree or to disagree with Gordon’sown assessment of his life and death?