The excerpts, from 1851 and 1853, include lists of slaves preached to; lists of "promiscuous places preached at" (Shores uses "promiscuous" to mean "irregular"; that is, locations not on his regular circuit); and annual summaries of his work. When...
West borrowed "necessary provisions and money" from Burford in order "to procure the necessary teams, provision and farming implements to make a crop" for the year. A handwritten note on the back records that West repaid the debt on the required...
At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it he reports on conditions in the Perry County jail, where there are forty-one prisoners (one white man and forty African American men). He notes that...
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