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 Harrison gives details about the impressment of slaves belonging to Mrs. M. A. Tarrant. Colonel Brooks had issued a complaint on her behalf against Harrison and John Mosely, who are responsible for collecting the slaves requested by...
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...
In the letter John describes living conditions on the front lines in France; the shooting down of a German plane ("our first glimpse of war"); and the excitement most of the men feel during the fighting: "We stood on a hill under the moonlight last...
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