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."...
The men were charged with abetting Samuel Nixon "in committing, a mayhem, by biting off a small part of one James A Moors left Ear." They were fined and sentenced to stand at the pillory. But the signers of the petition argue that they are...
The Commissioners of Claims, also known as the Southern Claims Commission, was created to address claims for personal property loss made by citizens in Southern states after the Civil War. This option was only available to those who had remained...
Lewis's father (also Cudjo) was the last surviving ex-slave from "Clotilda, " the last known ship to bring slaves to the United States; the ship landed in Mobile, Alabama, in 1860. The packet includes a statement of sentence, letters from other...
The petition advocates "absolute neutrality" regarding the war in Europe, and it suggests that it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to call for troops or enact conscription legislation.
This editorial was written after African American citizens submitted a petition asking for Montgomery city parks to be integrated; the piece was reprinted on December 24 in response to a federal lawsuit filed to protest park segregation. The author...
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