From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from J. P. Barnett to D. S. Downing, dismissing Downing from his post as night watchman of the capital. Attached to this letter is another letter addressed to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn from W. H. Wasser, James Lynch, J. P. Lesseon and H. Musgrove, who recommended Downing for the position of night watchman and stand by his competence.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Mississippi State Auditor Henry Musgrove to Mississippi Attorney General J. S. Morris, asking for clarification of Musgrove's duties and abilities to pay out expenditures approved by the Mississippi Militia commander-in-chief. On the reverse, Morris writes a reply to Musgrove. Included is a note from H. F. Hewson, private secretary to Alcorn, giving an executive summary of Musgrove's letter.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Ames Collection. Letter from the Mississippi State Auditor Thomas T. Swann at Jackson, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor Adelbert Ames, enclosing a report of receipts and disbursements from May 1, 1868, to April 30, 1869. (Enclosed report is mdah_784-968-06-19).