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Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, telling her that he arrived in Mobile and planned to stay in a hotel until he learned that a steamboat was available. He describes the wildlife he saw as they went up the river and relates an incident wherein his shoes were stolen and then found in another passenger's room. He continues the letter several days later and explains that he was ill. He tells her that Mr. Ransom preached for the first time since resigning as an army chaplain, and that church hadn't been held lately because coal wasn't available. He asks if she has gotten the first issue of the ''Southern Observer.'' He worries that the rent in his boarding house will be increased to more than he can pay and tells her about his other options. He mentions pin tongues he has sent her and tells her that Jesse is at Aberdeen and will likely lose his leg. 1864.
Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Railroad travel; Steamboats; Theft; Military chaplains; Civil war; United States; Southern Observer; Boardinghouses; Newspapers; Ransom, Lemuel Clark, 1831-1874; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
correspondence: 1p ; 22.5 X 14.5 cm.
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