In the letter Witherington discusses the upcoming trial of one of his slaves. He feels the matter has not been handled fairly, and he asks Dellet for help: "Sir if there is not a stop put to it by some person which has more knowledge about things...
Hicklin purchased the slave, a thirteen-year-old young woman named Martha, for $700. The transaction was handled by Eckles and Brown at the Lee and Norton auction house, located on the west side of Court Square in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.
A letter to the governor that asks him to exert his influence. They write that America would be like the Nazis of Germany or the despots of Russia if it did not ensure that everyone had a fair trial and sound evidence. They also write of a similar...
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