Schermerhorn writes on behalf of the United States commissioners who are negotiating the cession of Cherokee land east of the Mississippi River. In the letter he informs the council that the Cherokee government, adopted in 1827, is not recognized...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter to Martha he discusses his recovery after a recent illness; mentions a brief trip he made to Montgomery ("Oh you have no idie [sic] how bad I...
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