In preparation for General Lafayette's visit to Alabama, the committee purchased several types of alcoholic beverages (including brandy, wine, and "Jamaica Spirrits"), cigars, and oranges. A note on the back confirms that payment was received.
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In the letter Nat describes the landscape; his responsibilities as a commissary sergeant; living conditions and leisure activities where he is stationed ("if I do not enjoy myself it is my own fault. My house is a cozy little nest, a model...
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