In the speech Bowdon discusses recent legislative debate concerning the expansion of slavery into the country's new states and territories. He argues that since slaves are property, the government should protect their owners' rights in any land...
In the letter Mrs. Weil discusses the need for Montgomery to incorporate surrounding towns in order to increase its population and attract large businesses to the area: "There is surely a way to incorporate into the City it's [sic] natural growth,...
In the letter Lentz expresses her support for Wallace but questions his "extreme stand on the segregation issue." She asks him to adopt a moderate, peaceful approach during his term: "I am writing to implore you to break your campaign promise,...
During the Civil War, James Hall served as a captain in Company K of the 24th Alabama Infantry regiment. In the letter he discusses fighting in northeastern Mississippi, between Generals Polk and Sherman. He suspects that Sherman will next move...
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