Caller was living in Washington County of the Mississippi Territory (later the Alabama Territory) when the Murphees hired him "to take two Negros Namely Remus & Frank which Thomas Bates and others stold away from us." [Original spelling retained.]
The advertisement encourages home modernization: "Make the Home Complete and Install an Instantaneous Gas Water Heater / When you light the pilot and turn on the gas and water with one turn, you get the hot water instantly from the heater, and...
This passage includes an excerpt of a letter from Daniel Pratt to Dixon Hall Lewis, written September 21, 1847. In the correspondence Pratt, an industrialist in Autauga County, Alabama, says that he considers himself "a permanent Citizen of this...
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