In the advertisement Bobo describes the slaves and their owner, Rufus K. Flax of Attalla County, Mississippi, to "come forward and conform to the statute of this State in such cases made and provided."
The two women were officers in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Attalla. In the letter they "wish to add our protest to the many thousands already sent in, against the present convict lease system, which we learn has existed (a blot on our...
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