In the journal Hildreth writes about his personal life and business in New Decatur, Alabama (also known as Albany), where he worked as a printer and newspaper editor. In the entries included here, he discusses how he came to settle in New Decatur...
"Felled by the hand of a dastardly assassin, our beloved President has passed into the Great Beyond, and our Nation in in gloom...As a token of the respect in which we held him, and as a tribute to his memory, I would request that all flags in our...
The certificate is a receipt for a contribution the paper made to the Committee: "...if the people would rule their own country they must pay the expenses of electing their own public servants. Millions of dollars from trusts and special interests...
Judge Callahan oversaw the trials of the "Scottsboro Boys" after Judge James E. Horton was removed from the case. In the letter Callahan explains that troops will not be needed to protect the prisoners and maintain order in the town: "I do not...
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