In the telegram Powell and Dempsey write on behalf of African American ministers who have been arrested in connection with the Montgomery bus boycott: "We shall pray for your guidance in this matter that you may not be persuaded by the prejudices...
Citizens of the county had asked the governor to excuse Lowry from the remaining part of his punishment: "That he is poor, appears penitent - and that...so far as example or reformation may be considered the objects of punishment, these have...had...
Lowry was convicted for stealing a hog and a horse; the signers argue that the "whipping and branding" were sufficient punishments for his crimes. A partial transcript is included. [Lowry's name is spelled inconsistently in the four documents...
James was a Scotsman living in the Choctaw nation in Noxubee County, Mississippi. In the letter he complains that Creek warriors have recently stolen horses from settlers: "I want you to put a stop to it as we want to keep in friendship." He...
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