The committee was composed of seven men: Henry Semple, William Lowndes Yancey, S. Heydenfeldt, John A. Campbell, N. Harris, John A. Elmore, and Thomas S. Mays. In the letter they discuss the recent nomination of Lewis Cass as the Democratic...
After the nomination of Lewis Cass as the Democratic candidate for president in 1848, a committee of men from Alabama asked Tazewell to run against him. In the first letter, Tazewell declines the invitation, though he also disagrees with the...
Bate served as chairman of the Association of the Medical Officers of the Army and Navy of the Confederacy. In the letter he asks Weedon to attend the organization's eighth reunion. A transcript is included.
In the letter Saunders, a cousin of Weedon, asks for genealogical details and contact information for other relatives. He is conducting research, "Believing that every father should leave as much family history as possible to his children." A...
In the letter Edward discusses recent activities, including twelve rides on a merry-go-round and visits to the "wild west show" and the "ghost show." Judging by the handwriting and content of the letter, Edward is a child. A transcript is included.
This article discusses the argument between the states "over the final resting place of Seminole chief Osceola." Osceola died in prison in South Carolina, where he was buried, but representatives of Florida want his remains to be returned to their...
This article from the Spartanburg Journal discusses the argument between South Carolina and Florida over the proper burial place for Chief Osceola's remains. It mentions that his skull was stolen from the grave and was once in the possession of Dr....
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