The committee was appointed to investigate reports of recent Indian hostilities near Tallassee. In the letter the men share their findings with the governor and express their belief that "we shall have a regular Indian war": "Hitherto we believed...
Editorial from the Montgomery Advertiser and State Gazette. The piece credits the rise of abolitionism with the South's recent efforts to formally defend slavery ("'to vindicate the truth of history'"). It then discusses the Democratic platform and...
During World War I, Roberts served in Company B of the 167th U.S. Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses food and weather, emphasizing the differences between home and New York. He wrote the letter, which is on Y.M.C.A. stationery, while...
The Macon County Committee was created to study the possibility of abolishing the county or redrawing its boundary. In the first letter, written February 8, 1958, Gomillion asks for a chance to speak before the Committee on behalf of the citizens...
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