In the letter Booth asks Dellet to represent him in a case involving a runaway slave: "The negro Sam was apprehended by some man in your county & by him committed to jail. He remained some five or ten days (the coldest we had last winter) & when...
The Commissioners of Claims, also known as the Southern Claims Commission, was created to address claims for personal property loss made by citizens in Southern states after the Civil War. This option was only available to those who had remained...
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