Letter from W. H. Harris to Charles W. Clarke

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Letter from W. H. Harris to Judge Charles W. Clarke, requesting aid for people affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1874.



Harris, W. H., active 1874-1889; Floods; Greenville (Miss.)


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

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Office of Board of School Directors,
Washington County, Miss.,
Greenville, May 22 1874

Judge Clake

Sir I write to inform you as I learn that you are on the Comittees of suppling suffers of this county there are four Plantation on Deer ck near the lines of Bollavor County that are so badly overflowed that without some releif for the people they must suffer as some of them are suffering now and I respectfully that they be furnish with some supplies untill the warter go down I will also leave the names of the parties on Each Plantation

Your obedient servant
W H Harris

pleas let me know if you can get them some as soon as you can




Harris, W. H., active 1874-1889, “Letter from W. H. Harris to Charles W. Clarke,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed February 3, 2023, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/2212.

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