From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from Joel M. Acker at Aberdeen, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark, enclosing and endorsing a petition from several citizens of Monroe County, Mississippi, requesting a pardon for Westly Chism, a Confederate soldier convicted of stealing a horse.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Petition from citizens of Monroe County, Mississippi, to United States President Andrew Johnson, asking Johnson to appoint Dr. R. A. Minnis as postmaster at Aberdeen, Mississippi. On the second page, a note from Minnis indicates that he sent this petition to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, asking that Sharkey endorse and forward the petition to Johnson.