The letter gives details about family members, the education of the Haynes children, and economic difficulties. The writers also discuss views on slavery: "Your intimations in your last letter relative to your ever saying anything to me or us, upon...
In the address Smith comments on the recent election of Lincoln; describes the objectives and administration of the new Confederate government; gives a historical and religious defense of slavery; commends the new government's prohibition of the...
In the letter Philips gives his opinions about the cause and course of the Civil War. He feels that the North and South have so many common interests that peace can be maintained through an alliance or treaty between the two sections: "...while a...
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