Porter served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834 and from 1837 to 1839. In the letter he discusses political matters, such as the lack of local support for Martin Van Buren and competition between the Whig and Democratic...
In the letter Howard discusses the political scene in the state and country, with emphasis on competition among the Democratic, Whig, and Know-Nothing parties: "In these days of 'Know Nothing' delusions the confidence between man and man is so...
In the letter John describes the land, climate, and people of Belgium, where he is currently stationed; commends his mother's volunteer work in the influenza ward at Camp Sheridan; explains why he has not written as often as he should; alludes to...
Anonymous flier listing domestic, political, commercial, and moral reasons to oppose women's suffrage. The underlying message is the same throughout the thirteen points: "The contentment of the men is necessary to the welfare of the country," but...
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