Courage & Contradiction

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Slave Bill of Sale. This handwritten bill of sale documents the sale of a 22 year old young man, "sound in boddy (sic) and mind", named Miles to Collin Forbes, by R. C. Pearce on Jan. 23, 1864. This enslaved man was sold for $1,500.

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In this letter from Mary Jane Boultinghouse to her husband, Daniel Boultinghouse, she discusses practical matters including knitting socks for him. She reports that General Green is in Austin. She also recounts that African American residents will be…

Letter from Mary Jane Boultinghouse to Daniel B. Boultinghouse. Mary Jane relates the troubles she faces at home, including sick and starving cattle.
The letter is written on paper from "E.W. Talbot/ Dealer in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods/ Boots,…
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