Postal service;Postal service employees;Correspondence;War;Sunburns;Machine guns;Cannons;Military life;
Jim describes to his mother the excitement of receiving mail and, as he writes the letter, the postman is standing on a barrel calling out recipients' names. Jim says that he just stepped outside and he can hear the cannon fire and see flashed on...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Illinois--Chicago; Antislavery movements--United States
Three-page letter dated April 22, 1861, from Wm. [William] Brackett in Chicago [Illinois], to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], giving his opinion of several pamphlets by Spooner and the political mood of Chicago.
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.