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Andrew B. Moore Letter and Clipping

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2055.1

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter dated January 28th written and signed by P. Lockett, private secretary to Governor Andrew B. Moore thanking Joel E. Mathews of Cahaba, Alabama for his generous gift. The newspaper clipping, which does not identify what newspaper it is from or when this clipping was printed, states that a letter dated January 20, 1861, from Joel Mathews of Dallas County was found in a batch of old papers. The clipping indicates that the letter covered a check for$15,000, payable in gold to A.B. Moore, then governor for the defense of Alabama. The clipping ends "More than 20 years have elapsed, the $15,000 went up in blood and smoke, the patriotic writer, and the no less patriotic Governor have gone the way of all flesh; but the bold letters conveying the gift, are as fresh and defiant appearing, as if the transaction were only yesterday."


  • 1861 January 28


From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 letter, 1 newspaper clipping)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English