From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Sharkey Collection. Letter from Major General Peter J. Osterhaus at Jackson, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor William L. Sharkey, concerning a newspaper notice from former Confederate Army officer Lamar Fontaine that calls for a meeting of citizens in Hinds and Madison Counties, Mississippi, to form an allegedly illegal military organization. Osterhaus asserts that the state is still under military occupation and martial law, and thus no militia organization can be tolerated unless it is under the control of United States Army officers. He assures Sharkey that the troops stationed in Hinds and Madison Counties are sufficient to aid civil authorities in stopping crime, and requests that Sharkey communicate that to Fontaine. (mdah_771-956-05-01, a letter from Sharkey to Osterhaus dated August 22, 1865, is Sharkey's response to this letter).
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from S. G. Wood to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus giving his travel plans and asking that he inform him of the time and place to meet the wagons.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from Charles T. Nash in Cooper's Well, Mississippi, enclosing $75.00, for the the benefit of the men serving in the Confederate Army.