In the letter Lee explains his plans to travel toward Natchitoches, Louisiana, "in order to try my fortune there." He needs money before leaving, however, so he asks Caller to help him get credit so he can borrow: "I am prepared only on the...
In the journal Hildreth writes about his personal life and business in New Decatur, Alabama (also known as Albany), where he worked as a printer and newspaper editor. In the entries included here, he discusses how he came to settle in New Decatur...
In the passages Pénicaut describes fighting between the French settlers and local Indian tribes (especially the Alibamons); recounts a visit with the Natchez Indians on the Mississippi River, during which he observed the tribe's customs and...
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