The questionnaire was sent to former slaveholders and former slaves. It asks for details about dwellings and possessions; clothing and food; occupations and typical workdays; money earned by slaves for their own use; family life; entertainment;...
Apparently, Judge sent more than one response to the questionnaire; in this one, he focuses on entertainment among the slaves: "In the last installment I sent you, I fear that I didnt [sic] do justice to the subject - Viz Amusements, and I dont...
At the time of this correspondence, Denson was serving on the Public Roads and Highways Committee of the Alabama Senate. The first letter is a copy of the questionnaire; the recipient wrote his answers in the margins and sent the page back to...
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