McGillivray lived at Hickory Ground (in present-day Wetumpka, Alabama). He was a trader and also worked as a messenger for Alexander McGillivray. The letter is not signed, but it is in McGillivray's handwriting. A transcript is included.
Smith served as an overseer on Willis P. Bocock's Waldwick Plantation in Marengo County, Alabama. The book records births and deaths among the slaves; time lost for sickness and visits by the doctor; articles sold from and purchased for the...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter Parker discusses his desire to be with family and friends. A note at the bottom...
Bocock will furnish the land and stock, and he will advance his employees provisions each week; the freedmen will pay for their own expenses and receive one-third of the all the crops. A provision at the end of the contract (which is in a different...
In the letter Edward discusses recent activities, including twelve rides on a merry-go-round and visits to the "wild west show" and the "ghost show." Judging by the handwriting and content of the letter, Edward is a child. A transcript is included.
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