In the letter Lewis asks Coffee for information about the survey of Indian lands: "Respecting the line to be run between us & the Indians Maj. Russell is desirous to know where the line will commence in the Chicasaws [sic] or Cherokees or Creeks or...
In the letter Gayle describes the allegations of the white citizens, including the murder of a circuit court clerk in Russell County. The newly appointed agents are to begin their work by meeting with the Indian chiefs: "In your interview with...
Melissa Russell was a native of Springfield, Massachusetts; she traveled to Alabama with her brother, Henry, who was an Indian agent near Tallassee. In the diary she describes fellow travelers, accommodations, social activities, and towns she...
In the letter Clay discusses Creek Indians who have escaped from removal camps and are hiding in their old territory: "It is...impossible to ascertain satisfactorily how many of these deluded savages, are still lurking within our limits, but I am...
In the letter Russell, an agent with the Freedmen's Bureau, informs Hall of a complaint from four of his contracted workers: "The 'Freedmen,' Frank Pfeaster, Abner, Ann, & Cicily have called my attention to the contract made between you & them last...
In this letter to Senator Russell of Georgia, Boykin discusses political division within Alabama and his own unsuccessful bid for reelection, and he praises Russell's abilities and efforts to promote Southern values.
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