From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from T. S. West to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn. West writes to Alcorn to inform him of a movement within Wayne County, Mississippi, to remove A. Taylor as Deputy Sheriff and establish drinking saloons. West gives his views on this person and the efforts to have him removed. West strongly recommends against Taylor's removal.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from A. Leafstrand at Winchester, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus asking to be exempted from militia duty as he is a tanner and shoemaker.