Lewis, the plaintiff, had complained about the outcome of the trial: "...suggesting to us that manifest Error had intervened in the record and process, and also in the giving of Judgment of the plea which was before you by our Writ between the said...
In the letter Toulmin discusses petitions he, Caller, and others are gathering, probably advocating the division of the Mississippi Territory before statehood: "I pray you to hunt up what you can and send them by a messenger...Why do we slumber? If...
In the letter Toulmin briefly mentions plans to establish a salt works nearby, and then he criticizes Caller's recent efforts to prevent the division of the Mississippi Territory before statehood: "That the whole Mississippi Territory never will be...
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