Porter served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1832 to 1834 and from 1837 to 1839. In the letter he describes events during the current session of congress, including the establishment of a bank in north Alabama; the repeal of a law...
The first letter, from the firm of Norris and Keith in Mobile, Alabama, discusses the pending sale and asks Dellet to instruct Colonel Richardson, who will handle the transaction. In the second letter, S. C. Richardson informs Dellet that he...
In the letter Lindsey describes local events to Dellet, who is away from his home in Claiborne. He mentions a recent election; poor economic conditions and the glutted cotton market; the capture of slaves who had run away; and a feud between two...
In the letter Emma describes music lessons, coursework, classmates, new acquaintances, the weather, and social activities. She makes a few references to African Americans, and she closes her letter with "Give my love to the servants."
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