During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he discusses the delay in moving troops out of Mobile; sickness in the camp; and acquaintances from Eutaw....
In the letter Hays asks the governor to declare a state of martial law in Greene County because of hostilities against Republicans there: "There is no safety here for any Republican that wishes order and the laws enforced....Republicans cannot go...
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