At the time of this letter, Dawson was serving as a captain of the 4th Alabama Infantry regiment, and Pettus was serving as a lieutenant colonel of the 20th Alabama Infantry regiment (which he helped form).
In the letter Dr. Allen mentions that he sent a request for medicine several months ago, but he has not received a response ("I conclude that in the multiplicity of business it has been mislaid or overlooked"). He asks Hitchcock to examine the...
In this note, the minister gives his intention of recommending James Caller as the governor of Pensacola. He originally enclosed a letter in which he formally made the recommendation, but it is not available.
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