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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette letters – Governor Israel Pickens prepares for Gen. LaFayette’s arrival

Once Gen. LaFayette agreed to the invitation of Governor Israel Pickens to visit Alabama, Gov. Pickens began to make preparations for his visit by…

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Alabama Convention proceedings and members of the Democratic and Anti-Know-Nothing Party in 1856

(Transcribed from The Clarke County Democrat, Grove Hill, Alabama, January 31, 1856) PROCEEDINGS OF THE DEMOCRATIC and ANTI-KNOW NOTHING CONVENTION, Held in Montgomery, Jan.…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March 22nd, 1825 Thos. Farrar wrote a letter about Gen. LaFayette’s arrival

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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Anne Newport Royall – the tornado of 1822, cure snake bite, politics & the day all the citizens of Huntsville fled town

Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 – October 1, 1854) was by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. When her…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – On March, 20th, 1825, Gen. Thomas Farrar wrote this letter about General LaFayette’s visit to Alabama

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…

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Anne Newport Royall – relates how Huntsville celebrated President Washington’s birthday in 1821

[Anne Newport Royall was alive to witness the Revolutionary War and recorded her sentiments about the experience in this letter written on President Washington's…

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PATRON – Visitors, politics and rape are included in these news extracts from June 2, 1876, in Blount County, Alabama

Visitors, politics and a rape are included in these news extracts from June 2, 1876, in Blount County, Alabama (Transcribed extracts from The Bangor…

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PATRON + Gen. LaFayette Letters – A letter from General Thomas Farrar about LaFayette’s written March 15, 1825

Governor Israel Pickens appointed General Thomas Farrar to accompany General LaFayette on his visit to Alabama in 1825. General Farrar wrote interesting letters about…