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Box 1

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bill of Sale for Enslaved Man Named Zeke

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Bill of sale and warrantee for an enslaved person, Zeke, sold by W. S. Adkins of Lowndes County, Alabama for $1600. The buyer's name is illegible.
Dates: 1860 February 16

Documents

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Miscellaneous deeds, certificates, bills of sale, legal suits, court orders, and bonds pertaining to various regions or persons in Alabama. Includes a copy of the post-Civil War loyalty oath.
Dates: 1826-1866

Petition

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collections contains an 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.
Dates: 1849

Alabama Democratic Party

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains the minutes and roll of Alabama's delegation, who were "accredited to the Baltimore and Richmond Democratic convention" in Richmond, Virginia, in 1860. This was Alabama's delegation to the second Democratic convention, held after the "Bolters" disrupted the first meeting in Charleston, S.C. Most delegates were pledged to Breckinridge and Lane.
Dates: 1860

Letter

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: A letter dated 30 September 1855, to "Dear Cousin," from Bald Hill, Georgia. It discusses family news, crops, children, and illnesses and deaths among family and slaves.
Dates: 1855 September 30

Diaries

 Item — Box: 1
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: Diaries of travels from New Hampshire to Alabama; to Havana, Cuba; and to the midwestern United States. The majority of entries were written in Gainesville, Alabama.
Dates: 1839 - 1848

Papers

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two letters from Macon at Tuscaloosa to his father and sister in Jacksonville, both dated 1861, discussing his denied requests for furloughs home, and a letter from his father, Miles, to his son in Tuscaloosa, encouraging him to return home to join a local company being raised to fight in the Civil War. The collection also includes an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles Abernathy.Addition received in 2012 includes one letter dated April 14, 1861, written by Macon to his...
Dates: 1861 - 1878