The committee was appointed to investigate reports of recent Indian hostilities near Tallassee. In the letter the men share their findings with the governor and express their belief that "we shall have a regular Indian war": "Hitherto we believed...
In the letter Guin, the sheriff of Sanford County (present-day Lamar County) describes violence against African American citizens in Fayette County. He gives details about six murders that have occurred in the last few months; the guilty parties...
Letter to the governor condemning the "framed-up evidence" convicting the Scottsboro Boys to death. Percy W. Powles writes that he cannot believe such great athletes as the Crimson Tide, whom he saw play a game against the Cougars, represents an...
In the letter Weisenthal asks the governor to intervene in the case of Jimmy Wilson: "At this time I would like to implore you to do your utmost to prevent this and other possible barbarous legal murders. By this I mean not only the saving of Jimmy...
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