From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from Mississippi Secretary of State Charles A. Brougher at Macon, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark, concerning the amount of land entered at the various land offices in the state.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from George W. Harper, editor of the "Hinds County Gazette" at Raymond, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, asking for a job appointment so that he can raise enough money to start up his newspaper again. Harper states that he has a large family to support, and has lost his property, the newspaper, and workers whom he formerly enslaved. To support his cause, Harper notes that he was a previous candidate for the Mississippi Secretary of State in 1860, in which he lost to Charles Albert Brougher by 2,000 state votes but had 149 more than Brougher in Raymond.