In the letter Mrs. Thornton discusses the yellow fever epidemic in Mobile; news of family members and acquaintances; and education and religion in rural Alabama. At the time the letter was written, Mrs. Thornton and her family had recently moved to...
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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