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

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

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

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Tallula May 20th/71
Issaquena Co.

H. F. Hewson Esqr
Private Secretary

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 16th inst—recd this day. I respectfully state that the govenors Information inregards to me not having given bond before discharging the Duties of my office as Sheriff is false, before entering upon the duties of my office I give a bond to the Proper officer the Chancey Clerk, a Certificate of which was forwarded to the Secretary of State, Some unprincipled men have requested some of my bondsmen to withdraw that the office might be filled with Some one else — The Board of Supervisors in a Very recent meeting ordered that I should give a new bond without without notice as Provided by Law.

it is useless to attempt to write why Such Information came to the govenor as I Shall forward the requisit Papers as soon as I return to Gipsons the county Seat

I have the honor
to be most Respectfully
Your obt Servt
Henry P. Scott
Sheriff

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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/2109.

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