From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Alcorn Collection. Letter from Henry B. Whitfield to Mississippi Governor James L. Alcorn, recommending Henry J. Richard to be appointed as the circuit clerk of Colfax County, Mississippi. Included is a note from H. F. Hewson, Alcorn's private secretary, giving a summary of Whitfield's letter.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Telegram from Confederate Major General Stephen D. Lee near Emorys Bridge, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark at Macon, Mississippi, informing the Governor that Confederate Major General Nathan B. Forrest was within three miles of Okolona, Mississippi, in pursuit of the retreating United States Army.