Caller owes for room, board, and services (such as hired servants and "Horseskeeping") and for the wine and whiskey he purchased. A note at the bottom of the bill confirms that the payment was received.
In preparation for General Lafayette's visit to Alabama, the committee purchased several types of alcoholic beverages (including brandy, wine, and "Jamaica Spirrits"), cigars, and oranges. A note on the back confirms that payment was received.
During the Civil War, Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter he discusses new quarters he hopes to have; the...
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