During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he describes a recent battle and his mindset...
A letter from the mother of one of the Scottsboro Boys, Olen Montgomery, to Governor Miller. Viola Montgomery writes to Governor Miller to plead with him for a retrial for her son, as she has prayed to God, raised money, and does not know what else...
A copy of the resolution sent to Governor B.M. Miller from Schutz-Verband Deutscher Katastrophenopfer (Society for German Catastrophe Victims) calling for the release of the Scottsboro defendants. The original resolution was addressed to the...
In this letter Frank tries to dissuade his granddaughter from smoking and warns her of the dangers of tobacco, citing medical authorities and personal experience. The message presents an unusual perspective for the time in which it was written.
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