In the letter Ellis discusses the case of Adam Lowry, who was tried and convicted twice, first for stealing a hog and then for stealing a horse. After the second offense Lowry's right hand was branded with the letter "T" and he was put in jail. The...
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...
Sullivan, police commissioner of Montgomery, Alabama, had filed the libel suit against The New York Times in response to an advertisement published in the paper, soliciting funds for the legal defense of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Montgomery...
In the letter Crosland discusses his intention to present to the grand jury a report about the recent civil rights demonstrations in Montgomery County. He asks Strickland for evidence to support the "great many rumors about immoral acts" among the...
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