In the letter Rose discusses a disturbance among the slaves on his plantation, and he asks Hall to investigate the matter: "I must...ask you to ride over to my plantation and ascertain...the fact of the assembling of white men there on the Sabbath,...
After the nomination of Lewis Cass as the Democratic candidate for president in 1848, a committee of men from Alabama asked Tazewell to run against him. In the first letter, Tazewell declines the invitation, though he also disagrees with the...
Victor was the son of naturalist John Audubon, who was a close friend of Edward Harris. The bill of lading records the shipment of packages from Harris to Victor and John; the items will travel by steamboat from Philadelphia to New York. In the...
In the letter McGillivray describes a recent meeting of the Creek Indian chiefs and the efforts of the Georgia legislature to take control of Creek lands. He calls on their British allies for support against the Americans: "Georgia and Carolina in...
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