In the letter Mrs. Cato, the widow of Burrell P. Cato, asks for Dellet's help in reclaiming several slaves who have been taken to Texas by the executor of her husband's will. Because of a law prohibiting "the importing or bringing negroes from any...
This article by Richard Koepke describes a tour of the St. Lawrence River that the U.S. Engineer Department gave to a group of congressmen. Boykin, one of the group, is mentioned specifically for his colorful personality and behavior.
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