In the letter Flournoy says that he is no longer interested in maintaining a plantation, and he asks Hall to purchase some of his slaves: "Lawyers, doctors, & merchants should have nothing to do with plantations & negroes--Overseers are...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In this letter he discusses a tent he had asked his father to send; his plans to find a position for his younger brother ("I would dislike very...
Mary S. Pond taught freed slaves in Selma, Alabama, possibly as a teacher with the American Missionary Association. In this letter to her friend she comments on her loneliness; her low salary and difficult teaching situation; and her general...
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