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Alabama in the Confederacy]
TEN LETTERS, ENTIRELY IN INK MANUSCRIPT, TO ALABAMA GOVERNOR ANDREW B. MOORE, DURING JANUARY - APRIL 1861, SEEKING APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICES IN ALABAMA'S POST-SECESSION GOVERNMENT
1861. Each letter 1-4 pp, in legible ink manuscript, and usually docketed. The supplicants write from Demopolis, Marion, Montgomery, Haynesville, the Exchange Hotel [Montgomery]. Very Good. Alabama seceded on January 11, 1861. Our first letter is dated January 28, from several Demopolis citizens [Nathan B. Whitefield, Howard Henderson, David Taliaferro, and A.J. Byard] urging the appointment of Colonel George B. Haydon "for Commander of the 3d Division of Alabama Troops." A February 12 letter from Judge Brooks seeks for Jno. Loomis of Coosa "the Post of Captain in the Regular Army. He was a gallant soldier in the Mexican War." The Judge adds a "P.S. It's delightful to have patronage. You enjoy it I know." Similar letters seek appointment as officers and physicians attached to particular units. One applicant writes, "I have been looking very anxiously for a reply, but as I supposed you were other-wise engaged; and as I am quite anxious to know the result of such Application, I now trouble you for yours."
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