Clarke County Alabama and Its Surroundings from 1540 to 1877 – Introduction

Students, faculty, and staff at the South Alabama Institute in Thomasville, Alabama. Circa 1890 - 1909

It may be asked, Why do I especially undertake this work ? And my first answer is, Because it is a variety of literary work which I peculiarly love. Persons should do, if possible and right, what they like to do. Seeing a fine opportunity for pleasant employment, why, in this land of freedom, should I not improve it ?