In the letter the men ask the governor to assist the poor families in the county, many of whom are near starvation. They explain that some provisions are available for them in Montgomery, but they cannot afford to transport it.
In the letter Horton agrees with Swayne's recent suggestion that African Americans be appointed to the police force in Mobile: "I think it is but right as well as politic that they should have a fair showing, and the sooner it can be prudently...
In the letter the men discuss the murder of a freedman, who had been appointed a registrar in the county. They have been unable to find the young man who shot him, and tension is building: "The excitement occasioned by the outrage of yesterday was...
In the letter Hurter describes voter registration in Mobile: "We have registered all who have come forward without any delay. There has been a strong disposition on the part of the whites not to register but they are gradually overcoming that...
In the letter Smith reports that white planters in Chambers County have tried to interfere with the registration of African American voters there: "I heard of no open violations but am satisfied that parties have thrown every obsticle [sic] in the...
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