In the letter Hanes discusses petitions circulating in Washington County, regarding the proposed boundaries. Apparently, there are two petitions: one "for a devision of this county a cross the river" and another "for the devision by the river."...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses conditions in camp ("comfortable winter quarters") and news he has received about his brothers. He also reflects on...
In the letter Hughes describes the recent arrest of Semmes, which he considers to be a violation of the parole that was granted him on April 26,1865. According to the parole, Semmes was "permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the...
This passage includes an excerpt of a letter from Daniel Pratt to Dixon Hall Lewis, written September 21, 1847. In the correspondence Pratt, an industrialist in Autauga County, Alabama, says that he considers himself "a permanent Citizen of this...
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