In the letter Harrison gives details about the impressment of slaves belonging to Mrs. M. A. Tarrant. Colonel Brooks had issued a complaint on her behalf against Harrison and John Mosely, who are responsible for collecting the slaves requested by...
In the letter Guin, the sheriff of Sanford County (present-day Lamar County) describes violence against African American citizens in Fayette County. He gives details about six murders that have occurred in the last few months; the guilty parties...
In the letter John describes living conditions on the front lines in France; the shooting down of a German plane ("our first glimpse of war"); and the excitement most of the men feel during the fighting: "We stood on a hill under the moonlight last...
In the first letter, written March 2, Murphy criticizes the governor's interference in a strike in Piper, Alabama, where he called out the National Guard: "Now Governor, wake up, the poor working people have the same right to live as you and the...
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