States' rights (American politics); Southern States -- Identity; Parties;
Albert, from home, writing to his friend detailing his social life and longing for youthful happiness. Also discusses State's Right, Southern identity and concern over the possibility of the North pushing the troops back to Grenada.
Parent and child; Religion; Baptists; Tuition; Education; Women in education; Church attendance;
Matthew writes of the state of education in Richland and that of his children. Also discusses religion, attendance in his church. Finally, Matthew includes a note to Mr. Wear concerning Mary's tuition.
Songs--United States--19th Century; Popular Music--United States
Cover: photo of two Caucasian male performers in blackface, one is dressed as a female; ""sung by Charles E. Foreman with J. H. Haverly's Minstrels"" - ""Musical Supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser, Oct. 9, 1898""