Letter from Gilbert Horton to Governor Ames

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Letter from Gilbert Horton to Governor Adelbert Ames.



Horton, Gilbert, -1894; 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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Greenville Miss March 1st 1876

To his Excellency
Governor Ames

it becomes my duty to inform you that I was duluy appointed to the offices of Justice of the Peace in Third District of Washington County on the 8 day of Feb 1876: all of wich a parte of the Greenville bar Said that you had No right to appoint me Gilbert Horton as Justice of the Peace and if I Gilbert Horton was to arrest any one that they had any thing to do with they would advise him or her to take a Shotgun and Shut the Tope of a costable head off and then send them to Shut me for Acting under that the appointment I Receved from your Excellency: and they have also made upe their mindes to not Let my Bond or any I can make be aproved. I think might was the very best Bond and I do not think it would be aproved. I made one of Twenty Two hundred Dollars, and then the Clerk would not aproved it but did not Give any reson more than he culd not take them now: I aske C. W. Clark, him to Signed Bond knowing that the Colored Republican had been all ways true to him here, but he is not tue to aus why when he want our Supporte: him for office: but he C W Clark Stated that he did not think your Excellency had right to make such appointment and what dus your Excellency think of that for a Remark for a good Republican Every Democrate as said the same things I say I am don with such Republican, with him and other Lik him had kill our party today appeared to own his Name and tak a stand Public Cinttiment has got him down: down: so I shall close by saying to your Excellency

I hope to hear from you soon and know best What to do

Very Respectfully
Gilbert Horton




Horton, Gilbert, -1894, “Letter from Gilbert Horton to Governor Ames,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed September 22, 2023, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/2300.

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