The notebook contains records of accounts and supplies for a plank fence on his plantation "to be made by the M & C R. Road Co. and Thomas Fearn"; information on cotton crops, supplies at home and at his plantation, and lands he owned in...
From Claiborne's preface to the work: "As originally written, the narrative was almost literally in his [Dale's] own words. In the present memoir I have preserved his language in many parts, and faithfully expressed his opinions." The first passage...
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