From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from James F. Trotter and William M. Compton to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, enclosing for Sharkey's endorsement a petition from citizens of Holly Springs, Mississippi, to United States Postmaster General William Dennison. The enclosed petition, dated August 10, 1865, requests that Clement Reid be appointed postmaster of the town.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Ames Collection. Letter from Z. A. Philips, Superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Jackson, Mississippi, to O. H. Crandall, informing him of the good conduct of James Bradley, a prisoner convicted of larceny in February 1868 by the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Mississippi.