From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn to both the House of Representatives and the Senate covering numerous topics.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from R. S. Hudson at Edinburg, Mississippi, to W. H. Mangum, stating that he believes it is too dangerous to hold the ensuing term of the Yazoo County, Mississippi, court, and discussing several personal and political matters.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from John M. Grant in Noxubee County, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, advocating that Sharkey implement regulations that would legally compel formerly enslaved African Americans to live and perform labor under the control of former slaveholders. Grant bemoans the immediate abolition of slavery, insults the intelligence and morals of African-American people, and repeatedly expresses his belief that African Americans and white Americans cannot live together as equals. He claims that many other white citizens share his sentiments.