In the letter Somerville discusses a rumor that he will be dismissed from his position on the appraisal board. While his alleged offense involves a dispute with Secretary Shaw of the U.S. Treasury, he believes that "The real pretext for such...
From July 1862 to November 1863, Crenshaw Hall was adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, Hilliard's Legion. In the letter he discusses his grandfather's death (Abner Crenshaw); the large number of desertions occurring in camp ("There are big traitors in...
In the letter Craig discusses a dispute over a "negro girl claimed" by one man but in the possession of another. He asks Pettus to give his input, and he encloses a copy of a letter written by one of the men involved in the disagreement.
The committee reporting argues that "the line run is the true line, and they entertain too high a respect for the good sense, justice and magnanimity of the citizens of Alabama to believe for one moment that a difference of opinion will be...
In the letter Lovett discusses a dispute over a slave from the estate of John Bell; because Dellet had been involved with Bell's purchase of the slave, Lovett asks him to supply any available records related to the transaction.
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