From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from William R. Scott at Wilmington, North Carolina, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus, enclosing his plans for a steam battering-ram and a report from the Confederate Navy Department. Scott proposes that the ship be built by the state for use against the United States Navy on the Mississippi or Yazoo rivers. (The enclosed plans for a steam battering-ram are mdah_409-397-05. The enclosed Confederate Navy Department report is mdah_409-397-01. This document is one of five documents in Series 409 that discuss William R. Scott's proposed plans for a steam-powered vessel. The other four documents are mdah_409-397-01, mdah_409-397-02, mdah_409-397-04, and mdah_409-397-05).
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Ames Collection. Letter from George M. Whiting at Raleigh, North Carolina, to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames, requesting consideration of appointment as Commissioner of Deeds.