Letter written by John B. Johnston at the request of Thomas H. Matters, Jr. asking for support but only "if you are convinced or upon fair inquiry shall become satisfied that I will make a just and efficient judge."
Five-page letter dated August 20, 1866, from A. P. Aldrich in Barnwell, South Carolina, to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts] regarding the economic hardships faced by the South during the reconstruction era.
Admissions (Law)--United States; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Three-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated October 25, 1860, reagarding his settlement received from a libel suit against [Royal] Phelps and others and discussing payment to his counsel.
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Two-page letter and envelope from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated April 1, 1861, acknowledging receipt of Spooner's "New System" [A New System of Paper Currency] and discussing the "making of banks."