In the letter Terrell withdraws his name from consideration for appointment at a new land office in Alabama, and he describes his disappointment with President Van Buren's policy toward banks and public money: "Well sir, the president recommended...
In the letter Terrell expresses his strong negative feelings about the Mexican War: "Is this right--will it end well. Sir the Mexicans have rights well as America....The line between Teaxas [sic] and Mexico should by honest nigotiation [sic] be...
In the letter Terrell credits the Senate with stopping President Polk and his "war spirits in Congress" from declaring war on England. He also denounces Polk's invasion of Mexico: "As to the Mexican War, it was a bit in Polks [sic] mouth, this...
Joseph H. Hall is the son of William Terrell Hall, grandson of Dixon Hall, Sr., and thus cousin of Bolling Hall. In the letter Joseph asks Bolling to help his brother, James, secure a transfer to the company in which his brothers are serving: "he...
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