1870 December 7. A. G. Smith ALS to Mernie Cone; Savannah, Georgia.
Steamboat journey from New York to Savannah. Boarding houses and prices. Savannah's layout and lingering economic difficulties. Visits to a rice mill and cotton compression factory.
1870 December 21. A. G. Smith ALS to [Mernie Cone]; Augusta, [Georgia].
Savannah's cost of living. Travel from Savannah to Augusta on a river steamer. Descriptions of riverboat landings and loading and unloading cotton and other goods. African Americans driving wagons along riverbanks. Accommodations in Augusta and improved health. African Americans traveling to Augusta for an election, with "men on horseback to tell them how to vote." Presumed illiteracy of black voters and sympathy with whites "for not liking to be ruled by such a set."
 January 18. A. G. Smith ALS to Mernie Cone; Augusta, Georgia.
Sands's health problems and attempted remedies. Intention to travel to Aiken. Dislike of Southern living. Southern attitudes toward United States government, African Americans, and northern Democrats. Confederate veteran's opinion on Democrats and Republicans.
1871 January 29. A. G. Smith ALS to [Mernie Cone]; Aiken, South Carolina.
Travel between Augusta and Aiken. Sands's improving health and benefits of Southern climate. Cousin Welcome's arrival and health. Favorability of Aiken to Northerners. Distaste for Southern cooking and fondness for locally grown foods. Possibility of Mernie coming South to improve her health.
1871 February 6. A. G. Smith ALS to [Mernie] Cone; Aiken, South Carolina.
Boarders' fondness for receiving mail. Increasing number of boarders. Smith's daily schedule. Complaint about churches' requests for donations.
1871 February 19. A. G. Smith ALS to Mernie [Cone]; Aiken, South Carolina.
Recent rainy weather and spring blooms. Descriptions of other Northern boarders and their ailments. Things done "in the northern style."
1871 March 3. A. G. Smith ALS to Mernie Cone; Aiken, South Carolina.
Response to news from Connecticut. Death of a boarder from Brooklyn. Rainy weather and possibility of good peach and plum harvests. Possibility of staying at Voluntown before returning home. Style of Southern chimneys.
1871 March 19. A. G. Smith ALS to [Mernie Cone]; Aiken, South Carolina.
Complaints about black postmaster. Intention to return home after a brief stay in Charleston. Reaction to news of a man from home heading west.
1871 March 26. A. G. Smith ALS to Mernie [Cone]; Aiken, South Carolina.
Rainy weather. Travel plans for coming week. Returning home with Sands and Welcome.