McGillivray lived at Hickory Ground (in present-day Wetumpka, Alabama). He was a trader and also worked as a messenger for Alexander McGillivray. The letter is not signed, but it is in McGillivray's handwriting. A transcript is included.
In the excerpt Peggy Dow discusses passing through present-day Alabama with her husband, Lorenzo, an itinerant preacher from Connecticut. She describes the landscape, accommodations, traveling conditions, and acquaintances met along the way. She...
In the letter Guin, the sheriff of Sanford County (present-day Lamar County) describes violence against African American citizens in Fayette County. He gives details about six murders that have occurred in the last few months; the guilty parties...
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