In the first letter, written March 2, Murphy criticizes the governor's interference in a strike in Piper, Alabama, where he called out the National Guard: "Now Governor, wake up, the poor working people have the same right to live as you and the...
In the letter Guin, the sheriff of Sanford County (present-day Lamar County) describes violence against African American citizens in Fayette County. He gives details about six murders that have occurred in the last few months; the guilty parties...
During the Civil War, Jones served in Company G of the 41st Alabama Infantry Regiment; he was killed in the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. In the letter he discusses illness among the soldiers (including mutual acquaintances who are...
Caller was living in Washington County of the Mississippi Territory (later the Alabama Territory) when the Murphees hired him "to take two Negros Namely Remus & Frank which Thomas Bates and others stold away from us." [Original spelling retained.]
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