In exchange for managing the plantation and slaves, Collins will receive a horse to ride about the property; housing, provisions, and a servant for his family; and $500 per year. The contract ends with the stipulation that "if he drinks any spirits...
In the letter Mrs. Collins explains that most of the men in the area have gone to war, leaving the women, children, and elderly men unprotected; of particular concern are the unsupervised slaves on the plantations. She asks the governor to excuse...
In the first letter, written January 5, 1934, Collins asks the governor to do all he can to prevent school closings; he also mentions that he has enclosed letters from his students on the subject. In the second letter, written January 6, 1934,...
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