In the letter Hanes discusses petitions circulating in Washington County, regarding the proposed boundaries. Apparently, there are two petitions: one "for a devision of this county a cross the river" and another "for the devision by the river."...
Acting on the order of General Andrew Jackson, Haynes informs Craig that he must defend Fort Claiborne "to the last possible extremity": "Our contery [sic] is at warr [sic] and that state brings with it peculiar and most sacred duties - the honour...
In the letter he describes reaction to a report that Union forces were approaching Tuscaloosa. The alarm was proven false after the cadets were called to arms, but the event demonstrated the city's weakness in case of invasion: "The scouts came...
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