In the letter Davison, an overseer for Dellet, discusses weather, livestock, and harvesting crops. He also describes punishing two slaves. He whipped a woman and shot a man in the leg; according to Davidson, "...I went to whip him and he told me if...
Hicklin purchased the slave, a thirteen-year-old young woman named Martha, for $700. The transaction was handled by Eckles and Brown at the Lee and Norton auction house, located on the west side of Court Square in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.
In the message Patterson discusses the Freedom Riders who recently entered Monroe, expressing support and sympathy: "I wish to commend you for your strong stand for good law enforcement and the position that you have taken against the so-called...
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