In this note, the minister gives his intention of recommending James Caller as the governor of Pensacola. He originally enclosed a letter in which he formally made the recommendation, but it is not available.
Caller was living in Washington County of the Mississippi Territory (later the Alabama Territory) when the Murphees hired him "to take two Negros Namely Remus & Frank which Thomas Bates and others stold away from us." [Original spelling retained.]
In the letter Carpenter suggests that an amendment should be added to the state constitution to create "character qualifycations" for the new women voters; he warns that "[l]ow character women are for sale and will be just as easy controlled by bad...
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