In the letter Troup discusses the conflict between Georgia and Alabama over the boundary, including the extra commissioner Alabama appointed. He approves the report that Crawford, Blount, and Hamilton submitted; warns that they "will have to...
In the letter Lapsley discusses the foundry in Selma that might be purchased by the Confederate government; he mentions that Francis Strother Lyon, an Alabama representative in the Confederate Congress, approves of the plan.
In the first letter, written January 25, 1916, the men urge Bankhead to work to keep the United States out of the war, though they support the fortification of coastal cities: "Vote for the bills to stop Americans from traveling on beligrent vesels...
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