At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it Adams reports on conditions in the Chambers County jail. He notes that the eleven prisoners (one white man and eleven African American men) are healthy, but...
In the letter Smith reports that white planters in Chambers County have tried to interfere with the registration of African American voters there: "I heard of no open violations but am satisfied that parties have thrown every obsticle [sic] in the...
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