McGillivray lived at Hickory Ground (in present-day Wetumpka, Alabama). He was a trader and also worked as a messenger for Alexander McGillivray. The letter is not signed, but it is in McGillivray's handwriting. A transcript is included.
In the letter Toulmin discusses petitions he, Caller, and others are gathering, probably advocating the division of the Mississippi Territory before statehood: "I pray you to hunt up what you can and send them by a messenger...Why do we slumber? If...
In the letter Murphy mentions that Lewis has not replied to recent correspondence regarding his appointment to the Georgia-Alabama Survey Commission. Murphy sends this message by an express messenger ("It would not be proper to abandon a matter of...
From May 1861 to June 1862 John Hall served in the 6th Alabama Infantry. In the letters he discusses activities in camp; the illness of his brother, Crenshaw, and other men in the regiment; a comet he saw ("with the longest tail that I have ever...
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