From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Unfinished report from E. W. Laird, listing nominations for county officers from several counties. Notes include dates of appointments, names of officers, and notes of those who failed to qualify. At the end of the report, Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn signs his name and requests the advice and consent of the Mississippi State Senate for the appointments.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from Drury Bynum at Quitman, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus requesting that his son be appointed a Quartermaster.