From the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Governor Pettus Collection. Three letters concerning the whereabouts of Robert De Shelter, whom Jamison Dismukes (now a prisoner at the Mississippi State Penitentiary) allegedly murdered. In the first letter, from William R. Temple at Bahala (now Beauregard), Mississippi, to Mississippi Governor John J. Pettus, Temple attests that he was well-acquainted with Robert De Shelter and that he saw and spoke with De Shelter "about two months ago". In postscript, Temple adds that De Shelter was a Confederate Army volunteer and claims De Shelter was on his way to Virginia. In the second letter, a few citizens of Copiah County, Mississippi, write to Pettus to vouch for Temple's character and the veracity of his claims. In the third letter, three individuals attest to having seen De Shelter, two of them stating that they believe De Shelter is in the Confederate Army.