In the letter Ellis discusses the case of Adam Lowry, who was tried and convicted twice, first for stealing a hog and then for stealing a horse. After the second offense Lowry's right hand was branded with the letter "T" and he was put in jail. The...
In this letter Fisher discusses his A.M. degree from Geneva College, his recent appointment to teach at a church school in Tuscaloosa, his current job of tutoring the sons of the planter C. H. Cleveland, sickness at the plantation, and worms that...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses his grandfather's death (Abner Crenshaw); the large number of desertions occurring in camp ("There are big traitors in...
In this message to the United States House of Representatives, President Ulysses S. Grant presents a statement he received from a group of African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, who had assembled to discuss the "grave and menacing dangers that...
A letter signed "Pio Capt. G. Thomas, State Slum Worker and County Jail Chaplain" asking the Governor to show mercy and claiming their innocence. Letter is from an African American county jail chaplain.
A letter from two Puerto Rican communists that pleads with the Governor to postpone the execution of the Scottsboro Boys. The letters makes the case for postponement by advocating against the death penalty in all contexts and asks the governor to...
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