Letter from Isham Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama to the governor and legislature of North Carolina

To His Excellency the Governor, and to the Honorable the members of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina:

The General Assembly of the State of Alabama, on the 11th day of January, A. D. 1860, by joint resolutions, made it the duty of His Excellency the Governor of Alabama, Continue reading “Letter from Isham Garrott and Robert H. Smith of Alabama to the governor and legislature of North Carolina”

Letter from John G. Shorter of Alabama to Governor Joe Brown of Georgia

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA., January 3, 1861.

His Excellency Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN,
Governor of the State of Georgia :

SIR: I beg leave to hand you herewith a commission from His Excellency Andrew B. Moore, Governor of the sovereign State of Alabama, and attested by the great seal of the State, under date of December 21, 1860, by which I have the honor to be constituted and appointed a commissioner to the sovereign State of Georgia, with authority to consult and advise with Your Excellency as to what is best to be done to protect the rights, interests, and honor of the slave-holding States. Continue reading “Letter from John G. Shorter of Alabama to Governor Joe Brown of Georgia”

Letter of S.F. Hale of Alabama to Governor Magoffin of Kentucky

To His Excellency B. McGoffin, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

I have the honor of placing in your hands herewith, a Commission from the Governor of the State of Alabama, accrediting me as a Commissioner from that State to the sovereign State of Kentucky, to consult in reference to the momentous issues now pending between the Northern and Southern States of this Confederacy. Continue reading “Letter of S.F. Hale of Alabama to Governor Magoffin of Kentucky”

Letter from J.L.M. Curry of Alabama to Governor Hicks of Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD., December 28, 1860.

Hon. THOMAS H. HICKS,
Annapolis, Md.:

SIR: The Governor of the sovereign State of Alabama has appointed me a commissioner to the sovereign State of Maryland “to consult and advise” with the Governor and Legislature thereof “as to what is best to be done to protect the rights, interests, and honor of the slave-holding States,” menaced and endangered by recent political events. Continue reading “Letter from J.L.M. Curry of Alabama to Governor Hicks of Maryland”