In the letter Johnstone describes the burden the Stamp Act has placed on the "infant colony," and he mentions the citizens' growing opposition to his administration. While he acknowledges the "real inconveniences" the tax has caused, he is careful...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he discusses the upcoming transportation of troops from New Orleans to Port Isabel in Texas. There is...
In the address Smith comments on the recent election of Lincoln; describes the objectives and administration of the new Confederate government; gives a historical and religious defense of slavery; commends the new government's prohibition of the...
During the Civil War, Alex served in the 2nd and 3rd Alabama Cavalry. In the letter he describes a recent snowball fight: "There was many a battle fought yesterday, among the soldiers, with snowballs. About nine (9) oclock Capt Drew, of Co 'A,'...
In this letter to his son, Frank discusses the government's boat building contract with Higgins Industries, mentions recent appropriations for Mobile and the first district, and gives advice and anecdotes about education and business.
Following the May 1963 civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama, the State of Alabama asked the Supreme Court to prevent the federal government "from deploying troops of the Armed Forces in the State of Alabama to suppress domestic...
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