Physical Aspect. — The face of Alabama is somewhat varied. Near the gulf of Mexico the country in low and level, embracing numerous swamps and savannas. A large portion ot the upland, toward the centre, consists ofpine-barrens, thinly wooded, or covered with coarse grass. The soil here is generally sandy and thin. The central part of the state consist of a table-land, with a deep, rich, productive soil. Toward the north, the surface becomes mountainous and hilly, beyond which lies the valley of the Tennessee, where the soil is highly fertile. (Fanning's, 1853)
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N. R. Johnston to William Still, March 31, 1851
William Still to B. McKiernon, August 16, 1851
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Northern Springs," June 20, 1854
New York Times, “The Slave Troubles,” December 30, 1856
E. L. Stevens to William Still, July 8, 1857
Earro Weems to William Still, September 19, 1857
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Western Trade,” September 28, 1858
New York Times, “The President and the Filibusters,” November 23, 1858
Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Who are the Agitators?,” December 16, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Virginia Will Lead,” June 22, 1859
New York Herald, “The Spoils,” July 20, 1858
Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
Ripley (OH) Bee, “Abolition School Teachers,” December 24, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Suspicious Characters," December 29, 1859
Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Who Are For Disunion?," August 8, 1860
(Jackson) Mississippian, "The 'Coercion' Issue," October 5, 1860
New York Herald, “What are the Southern States Going to Do?,” October 12, 1860
New York Times, “The Alabama Insurrection,” October 20, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Union at the South," October 29, 1860
New York Times, "The Administration and Disunion," November 7, 1860
Ripley (OH) Bee, “Southern Pranks,” November 15, 1860
New York Herald, “The Disunion Question,” November 19, 1860
New York Times, “A Secession Breakwater,” November 20, 1860
August Belmont to Herschel Johnson, November 22, 1860
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “‘Coercion’ in Alabama,” January 28, 1861
Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of a Blockade of the South, April 19, 1861
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Feeling in Alabama,” May 6, 1861
Andrew Johnson, "Proclamation naming Lewis E. Parsons, Jr. provisional governor of Alabama," June 21, 1865, Washington, D.C.
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