In the letter Coffee, who is Surveyor General of the northern section of the Mississippi Territory, carefully describes his proposed boundary lines between the United States and the Indian lands; he subtly reproves his fellow commissioners, who...
From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letters he discusses activities in camp; the illness of his brother, Crenshaw, and other men in the regiment; a comet he saw ("with the longest tail that I have ever...
Tichenor describes the postwar situation for the freed slaves from a paternalistic viewpoint: "Four millions of human beings, under the influence of a misguided philanthropy, have been rendered destitute of homes, protection, and comfort, and have...
West borrowed "necessary provisions and money" from Burford in order "to procure the necessary teams, provision and farming implements to make a crop" for the year. A handwritten note on the back records that West repaid the debt on the required...
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