In the letter Mason and Dexter describe the climate, landscape, and business opportunities of the area: "No part of the United States offers greater encouragement to the adventurer, especially the agriculturist than Alabama. The country is yet new,...
In the letter McLemore explains that a number of Indians in the area have been "manafesting warlike symptoms"; in response, he has called out the militia and constructed two forts to protect the county. He describes recent events but reports that...
In the first letter, written January 3, 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes ask Bankhead not to support the proposed selective service legislation, "which the jingoes and newspapers are urging upon Congress". In the second letter, written January 6, Bankhead...
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