In the letter Mason and Dexter describe the climate, landscape, and business opportunities of the area: "No part of the United States offers greater encouragement to the adventurer, especially the agriculturist than Alabama. The country is yet new,...
In the letter Stuckey discusses the slave Warren, whom he had sold to Gibbons the previous year. A physician hired by Gibbons diagnosed the boy with "chronic rheumatism," but Stuckey maintains that he was never ill before the sale. While he will...
"Tomorrow Pizitz Brings Your Dollar Back to Its Old Time Value! Now you are going to buy and buy at a lively pace." Most sale items are articles of clothing, shoes, and fabric. A phonograph record player is also on sale.
In the letter Frank describes the combat he has seen, including an attack by "suicide Jap plans" not long after his unit landed in the Philippines. He then discusses his efforts to provide recreation for his fellow soldiers: "I am glad I am here,...
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