From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from W. S. Gibson in Bolivar County, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, asking Sharkey to write him a testimonial saying he was opposed to secession before the Civil War. Gibson wishes to use Sharkey's statement in an application for presidential pardon. He also complains about the Freedmen's Bureau. In postscript, Gibson asks Sharkey's advice on whom he can get to present his application to President Andrew Johnson.