The previous year Dellet had obtained a favorable judgment for Cabaniss in a lawsuit over the purchase of a slave. Cabaniss writes that his opponent has been given a new trial, and he is fearful that "thare is some danger of your loosing the case...
In the letter Sayre sends news of mutual acquaintances; mentions several people who have died ("death has been making fearful havoc among people in that neighborhood"); conscription of soldiers; the prospect of peace ("I don't think it will come...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he discusses his efforts to be transferred to the Prattville Dragoons ("I feel fearful we will make a failure but there will be no harm in...
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he describes his company's preparations for a quick departure and expresses fears about the outcome of the war: "I hope we will not be engage...
In the letter she discusses unreliable mail delivery; her sons' experiences in the Confederate army ("They never murmur or complain - laugh over their corn bread, tough Beef & tentless bed, and seems to realize how much better off they are than the...
The note thanks Burton for a gift of Easter lilies, sends Easter greetings, and comments on "the fearful world tragedy" of the United States' declaration of war on Germany on April 6, 1917. The letter is typewritten and signed is by Keller.
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