From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey at Jackson, Mississippi, to Major General Henry W. Slocum, concerning a legal case in Warren County, Mississippi, in which a plantation owner sued to regain his leased property. A Colonel Thomas allegedly arrested one of the justices of the peace who tried the case after judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiff. Sharkey regards Thomas's actions as unbecoming, and he asks Slocum to "furnish the [Warren County] sheriff with sufficient military force" to execute the court's judgment. Also included is a hand-transcribed copy of Sharkey's letter to Slocum (possibly transcribed by a member of either Sharkey or Slocum's staff).
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from A. Burwell at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, giving a statement at the request of R. S. Buck about the court case of R. B. Scott.