In the letter Terrell expresses his strong negative feelings about the Mexican War: "Is this right--will it end well. Sir the Mexicans have rights well as America....The line between Teaxas [sic] and Mexico should by honest nigotiation [sic] be...
In the letter Jones asks the governor to intercede in St. Clair County and punish the "band of traitors and deserters, enemies to our country and its cause, who are pillaging, robbing, harassing, and intimidating the families of the loyal citizens...
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