Jones had been appointed as a judge to the U.S. district court in 1858, but he resigned that post when Alabama succeeded. In the letter he asks to be a judge in the "new federal courts" that will be established by the Confederate government.
Smith served as an overseer on Willis P. Bocock's Waldwick Plantation in Marengo County, Alabama. The book records births and deaths among the slaves; time lost for sickness and visits by the doctor; articles sold from and purchased for the...
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