The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
In the letter Fitts introduces Caller to two men who plan to settle in the Mississippi Territory ("any services rendered them by you will confer an additional obligation on me"), and he discusses the will and estate of Green Duke, who died...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses the winter weather in the "diseagreeable plase" where they are...
In the first letter, written February 16, 1943, Finkley praises Governor Sparks for his recent pledge to treat African American citizens fairly: "As a Negro citizen...I offer my congratulations to you for your courageous and democratic pledge,...
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