Sampson discusses the amount due to the slaves' owner and mentions two checks that have been sent from the Southern Bank of Alabama. Though no one is specifically addressed in the message, one of the checks was made out to E. E. Haywood.
Advertisement seeking two hundred "negro mechanics and laborers" to work at the foundry in Selma, Alabama; board, clothing, and medical service will be provided. The ad also asks for fifteen men to work on a steamboat on the Alabama River, and it...
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