The first letter, from the firm of Norris and Keith in Mobile, Alabama, discusses the pending sale and asks Dellet to instruct Colonel Richardson, who will handle the transaction. In the second letter, S. C. Richardson informs Dellet that he...
In the letter John discusses the tense political climate across the country, the possibility of secession, and the necessity of fighting: "I heard to day [sic] that the latest telegraphic news was that Gov. Wise had been assassinated, Cobb had been...
In the letter Bolling discusses his studies at the university; criticism of his father's vote in the Electoral College during the recent presidential election; "troubles in Autaugaville & Prattville among the negroes"; disagreements among Southern...
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