Alex hopes his mother is still on his side of a dispute, and believes it is no-one's business except his family's and Maddie's. He also mentions "Harry's" job at the Treasury in Washington, and potentially purchasing a house from "Mr. Middleton".
Black-and-white engraving depicting Moses descending from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments. Engraving by John C. McRae after an illustration by Gustave Doré. From The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments…, published Philadelphia: A.J. Holman & Co.
Black-and-white offset print reproduction of the interior of the Central Synagogue on Great Portland Street in London. From Old and new London : a narrative of its history, its people, and its places, Volume 4, by Walter Thornbury.
Black-and-white wood engraving of a Jewish money changer from Alexandria. Engraving after an illustration by Leopold Carl Müller. From Egypt : descriptive, historical, and picturesque, Volume 1, by Georg Ebers, published London: Cassell & Company.
Plat of a land containing ten acres, minimal detail showing the surrounding property owners and two roads; Dills Bluff and unnamed public road. Names associated with this plat are Plenty White, Simons and Howe. Notable geographic locations include Dill's Bluff.
In this astronomical chart (front and back) on the front of the page Gibbes provides a diagram and the elements for constructing the diagram. Also included are his calculations of the partial lunar eclipse including the hourly motion, declination, hourly motion in declination, horizontal parallax, and semidiameter. Gibbes also provides the results of the eclipse (phases of the eclipse: beginning, middle, end and duration). On the back of the page Gibbes provides the calculations from the quantities given on the front page to calculate logarithms, the auxiliary quantities, and relative orbit described by the moon in one hour of time.
In this astronomical chart (front and back) Lewis R. Gibbes provides the mathematical calculations and diagram for a total eclipse of the sun in relation to time; the parallel of declination and Charleston, S.C.; the Equator; Earth's moon and the North Pole. Gibbes' calculations continue onto the back of the chart.
The Rose Hill Time Book is a record of the tasks completed on the property and the figures related to pay for working these tasks starting in the month of May and ending in the month of July of 1878. Also included in this account are the names of the laborers on site. This location was once known as "Rose Hill Plantation" prior to the Civil War and this Time Book represents the agricultural labor of freedmen post Civil War during the era of Reconstruction. The names of the laborers are repeated throughout the record and are listed as: Abby, Adam, Affy, Annie, Bacus, Balinda, Beck, Berry, Bina, Bob, Ceasar, Charity, Charles, Charlott, Cinda, Cinty, Class, Cley, Cloe, Cudjoe, Dafney, Daniel, Dealia, Dick, Ealy, Eve, Fay, Flora, Franky, Friday, George, Gibbs, Hacklus, Hally, Hariott, Harry, Hera, Isaac, Israil/ Isreal, Jacob, James, Jane, January, Jenny, Jerry, Jim, Joe, John, Julia, Juliet, June, Juno, Katy, Lavinia, Liddy, Lindy, Lizet, Lucas, Luck, Lucy, Macky, Martha, Mingo, Mira, Molly, Morri, Nancy, Nilly, Patience, Peggy, Philip/Phillip, Pompy, Primas, Robert, Robin, Rocky, Salli/Sally, Sambo, Sary, Scipio, Sealy, Siby, Silvey, Simon, Smart, Titus, Toby, Tom, Tony.