In the letter Booth asks Dellet to represent him in a case involving a runaway slave: "The negro Sam was apprehended by some man in your county & by him committed to jail. He remained some five or ten days (the coldest we had last winter) & when...
In the letter Lapsley discusses the availability of iron for work on the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad ("I apprehend some difficulty now in procuring iron to complete the road"), and he mentions specimens of iron that are being sent to...
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