From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Petition from Sarah James Hopkins to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark, asking that her son, William, be pardoned so that he can join the Confederate military. Hopkins's petition is witnessed by Thomas Long, justice of the peace. On the reverse, several citizens of Clarke County, Mississippi, endorse the petition.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Petition from the men of the 8th Mississippi Infantry to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus asking to be transferred to Confederate service.