The writers of the letter want to hire Dellet to collect a debt owed by Jesse Reid, a slave trader: "The said Reid absconds from every place he fines we are pursuing him, he is an artful man & pretends by way of stratagem to transfer his property...
The letter gives details about family members, the education of the Haynes children, and economic difficulties. The writers also discuss views on slavery: "Your intimations in your last letter relative to your ever saying anything to me or us, upon...
During the Mexican-American War, Moore organized and led the Eutaw Rangers, a group of volunteers from Greene County, Alabama. In the letter he describes plants and animals he has seen in camp (cacti, horned toads, armadillos, and "many other...
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