In the first letter, written from the Exchange Hotel on January 10, 1861, Mitchell describes the tension and excitement in the city as they wait for the official declaration of Alabama's secession: "There seems to be no doubt, you may tell your...
In the first letter, written February 16, 1943, Finkley praises Governor Sparks for his recent pledge to treat African American citizens fairly: "As a Negro citizen...I offer my congratulations to you for your courageous and democratic pledge,...
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