Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Securities industry; United States. Treasury Dept.
Harper's Weekly cover of Grant, depicted as a Bulldog, is chained to the steps of the Treasury building by the law, a sign above his head reads 'Notice: You can violate the law, the banks may violate the law and will be sustained in doing so, but...
Demopolis (Ala.); Mobile (Ala.); Montgomery (Ala.); Civil war; United States; Military occupation; Walker, John James, d. 1884; Oliver, Starke; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
Letter from W. H. R. in Demopolis, Alabama, to Augusta Hopkins Rice. He mentions Major Walker in Meridian, Mississippi and Starke Oliver, writes about the Yankees doing little damage in Montgomery, and also says that Yankees have 'quietly occupied'...
Plantations; Plantation overseers; Choctaw Agency (Oktibbeha County, Miss.); Cattle; Swine; Agriculture; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Spinning; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906
Letter from plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice, reporting that he slaughtered some hogs and is sending her some meat and produce. He also writes about cattle and spinning. 1864.
Fagot, Pierre Auguste Samuel; Fagot, Emilie Jourdain; Uncle Sam Plantation (La.); Steamboats; Grocery trade
Bill for a wartime shipment of grocery items on the steamboat J. A. Cotten for the 'Uncle Sam' plantation managed by Emilie Fagot, widow of Samuel Fagot, 1861. Groceries include candles, salt, and lard.