Most of the letters are handwritten copies, which are often faded and difficult to read. Many report on the daily operations of the company. Other topics include supply, labor, and shipping problems; the price and quality of the coke; the output of...
In the letter Bullard, an overseer for Dellet, describes harvesting and shipping crops; weather and river conditions; and supplies needed for the slaves. He plans to order hats and handkerchiefs from Destia, Sheppard and Company in Mobile. At the...
Maxwell, an Englishman, lived in Northport, Alabama, when he wrote this letter. In it he discusses commerce, slavery, and social life in the city; river travel and shipping; a steamboat explosion; and Santa Anna's invasion of Texas.
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