From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Mississippi Secretary of the Senate Murray Peyton and A. M. West, Jr. to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, sending a list of recommended county officers that have been confirmed by the Senate. (Attached to Peyton's letter is a letter from A. M. West, asking that his name be removed from consideration for the office of assessor of Marshall County, Mississippi)
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Petition from the citizens of Brandon County, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus recommending Colonel Joseph Bennet for the position of Quartermaster General of the state.