Dickinson writes while traveling through the Alabama to settle claims before going to New York. He asks Dellet to collect money owed him by B. F. Porter; because Porter has land and slaves, Dickinson thinks he should have no trouble paying the debt.
During the Civil War, Henry Semple served as a captain of an artillery battery organized in Montgomery (known as Semple's Battery). He was later appointed a major and transferred to Mobile. In the letter Dickinson asks Semple to look after his...
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