Hicklin purchased the slave, a thirteen-year-old young woman named Martha, for $700. The transaction was handled by Eckles and Brown at the Lee and Norton auction house, located on the west side of Court Square in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.
In the letter Eckles explains that troop rations in the area are scarce; he implies that soldiers will be taking supplies without permission from local residents but assures Winston that he will be compensated: "From difficulties which have occured...
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