In the letter she discusses supplying their slaves with winter clothes; the cotton and corn harvests and hog killing on the plantation; the upcoming presidential campaign, in which Andrew Jackson will not run; a new law in Louisiana prohibiting the...
In the letter Eckles explains that troop rations in the area are scarce; he implies that soldiers will be taking supplies without permission from local residents but assures Winston that he will be compensated: "From difficulties which have occured...
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