In the first letter, written August 26, Semmes complains that he has not been allowed to take his position as probate judge of Mobile County: "Do I read the President's proclamation of the 20th. inst., declaring that peace prevails throughout the...
In the letter James explains that his school cannot afford to stay open, and he asks for the governor's assistance: "Wont [sic] you call the Legislature together and tell them how very important it is to us, to them, to the state of [sic] large and...
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