From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from J. F. Moore in Newton County, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, stating that Moore has seen a published proclamation from Alcorn calling for evidence of violent crimes being committed in Mississippi. Moore is now ready to offer his testimony. Included is a note from H. F. Hewson, private secretary to Alcorn, giving an executive summary of Moore's letter. (Hewson's note appears to give the date of the letter as January 5, 1871. This may be an error, as Moore's actual letter bears the date January 5, 1870).
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from R. A. O'Neal in Hickory, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus, seeking a commission to form a Confederate military unit composed of Choctaw Native Americans.