In the letter Mason and Dexter describe the climate, landscape, and business opportunities of the area: "No part of the United States offers greater encouragement to the adventurer, especially the agriculturist than Alabama. The country is yet new,...
The letter vaguely discusses efforts to secure bail or parole for Jefferson Davis (who is never directly named). The author of the letter spent two weeks in Washington, D.C., meeting with the president, attorney general, and chief justice. The...
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