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 August 26, Semmes complains that he has not been allowed to take his position as probate judge of Mobile County: "Do I read the President's proclamation of the 20th. inst., declaring that peace prevails throughout the...
A letter to the Governor of Alabama. It mentions that railroad veterans believe that women who ride trains are vagrants and prostitutes who cannot compete with the prostitutes in cities. It asks Governor Miller to see to it that justice prevails in...
In the first letter, written October 31, 1933, Harry H. Smith describes the strike to Governor Benjamin Miller. To protest alleged violations of the National Recovery Administration's textile code, the strikers have been harassing the mill's...
In the message Woolf commends the governor for not sending National Guardsmen to interfere with the textile strike: "Seven hundred workers out and peace and quiet prevails but if guards were stationed here trouble would be inevitable."
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