From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Sheriff Thomas McLeod to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, reporting a list of persons who have murdered others within Covington County, Mississippi, and who are on the run and have escaped to other states. (The letter includes names and brief descriptions of the offenders.)
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from Thomas T. Land, a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court, to Mississippi Governor John Jones Pettus seeking a commission for his son, Alfred D. Land.