From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Clark Collection. Letter from A. S. Livermore, superintendent of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad at Grenada, Mississippi, to Chief Impressment Agent F. S. Blount at Mobile, Alabama, regarding Blount's plan to impress enslaved persons to work to repair the railroad. Livermore complains about twenty day terms of impressment and states that railroad work requires persons who understand the business. He suggests impressing persons from Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, and Panola counties, Mississippi, for terms of no less than three months.
From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Letter from Absolom M. West, Confederate General of State Troops, at Durant, Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John Jones Pettus concerning a camp ground for his brigade near Water Valley, Mississippi.