From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Correspondence from E. S. Peyton and several other citizens of Copiah County, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, containing two support letters and a petition for R. J. Catchings to be reinstated as the mayor of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Included is a note from H. F. Hewson, Alcorn's private secretary, giving a summary of the correspondence.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from R. J. Catchings to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, informing Alcorn that certain persons had presented themselves for their court date and had paid their fines and damages and were then discharged, having learned their lesson in law and order.