Letter from Henry P. Scott to the Governor’s Office

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Letter from Henry P. Scott to the Governor’s Office.





Document at the Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi Project. Original held at the Mississippi Department of Archives & History.

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Gibson May 24th 1871

H. F. Hewson
Private Secretary

Dear Sir

I have the honor to forward a Certificate from the Chancy Clerk that I did file my Bonds as Sheriff & Tax Collector but on Examining them we find they was not Signed by me and yet no complaint was made to me of the fact. but since I received your letter I made inquirey about the objections raised bout my bonds. & find none except that I had not signed them and now they stand approved by the Proper officer & those who oppose my holding office do not dispute the solvencey of my bondsmen because one of my bonds-men is readly taken for mothan double the amount of my bonds the records will show that my bondsmen own more real & Personal Property than any other officer in the county hoping this will give satisfaction I have the honor to be most Respectfully

Henry P. Scott


Scott, Henry P., “Letter from Henry P. Scott to the Governor’s Office,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed May 23, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/2118.

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