From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from M. G. Moore, the warden of the Alabama Penitentiary at Wetumpka, Alabama, to Alabama Governor Thomas H. Watts, reporting on the prisoners from Mississippi whom the Alabama Penitentiary is temporarily holding. Then-Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus ordered that these prisoners be transferred from the Mississippi State Penitentiary to Alabama in 1863 through an agreement with then-Alabama Governor John G. Shorter. M. G. Moore's letter consists of handwritten copies of correspondence between Pettus, Shorter, Moore, and the Alabama Penitentiary board of inspectors regarding the transfer of the Mississippi prisoners as well as questions about the legality of Shorter's right to accept the prisoners and whether they can require the prisoners to perform labor. Moore intersperses brief explanations about these circumstances and his own actions throughout the letter. Appended to the letter is a receipt for prisoner-related expenses.