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Mississippi -- Politics and government -- To 1865.

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Adams County Police and Miscellaneous County Records

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Identifier: M85
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection contains various items and documents relating to the various activities of the Adams County Board of Police that were generated between 1840-1842 and 1850-1856. Warrants for payment to Constable Peter Laurence, road and bridge maintenance reports, and sundry license applications make up most of the collection, but there are also documents relating to the county alms house and allegiance oaths by Board of Police members.
Dates: 1836, 1840-42, 1850-1856, 1894

Gerard Chittocque Brandon Letter

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Identifier: M60
Scope and Contents A letter of January 9, 1829, from Gerard C. Brandon, governor of Mississippi, to John Murphy, governor of Alabama, requesting an answer to a letter of the preceding October. Brandon had written Murphy concerning unsettled accounts between Alabama and Mississippi. Brandon had sent Murphy a proposal on which he wanted Murphy's approval so that Brandon could present it to the Mississippi legislature then in session.
Dates: January 9, 1829

Winfield Scott Featherston Letter

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Identifier: M41
Scope and Contents One letter written April 7, 1850, by Winfield Scott Featherston (United States House of Representatives 1847-1851) to an unidentified person. The letter is a reply to a letter which Featherston had received asking for the appointment of Mr. Brownrigg as a cadet. Featherston stated that he had already conferred the appointment on Mr. Davis of Aberdeen, Mississippi, before the letter was received.Featherston mentioned that Isham Harrison had also written a letter in behalf of Mr....
Dates: April 7, 1850

Dale Sallis Fleming Papers

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Identifier: M356
Abstract This collection contains a comprehensive and objective look at the Civil War in Mississippi. Anyone researching this time period in Mississippi's history would find ample information. Students of history and journalism would benefit from the writings of Mr. Fleming.
Dates: circa 1932-1995

David Holmes Letter

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Identifier: M46
Scope and Contents One original letter, dated December 29, 1822, from Senator David Holmes of Mississippi to the Secretary of the Navy. The letter endorses the recommendation made by Judge Thurston Speaks of Missouri that Hamilton E. V. Robinson, also of Missouri, be appointed as a midshipman.
Dates: December 29, 1822

David Holmes Research Collection

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Identifier: M501
Abstract An assortment of items relating to Mississippi’s first governor, David Holmes (1817-1820) and the Liberty Ship named in his honor during World War II.
Dates: 1943-2005

Alexander G. McNutt Letters

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Identifier: M67
Scope and Contents This collection contains three original, signed letters from Governor Alexander G. McNutt. The first letter is dated June 20, 1838, and is written to J.M. Bullack, Secretary of State, Frankfort, Kentucky legislature. The other two letters are related in nature and are dated August 1 and 7, 1840. They are both addressed to Ralph North, probate clerk for Natchez, Mississippi. The two letters appoint three men as auctioneers for the Natchez District: Jacob Soria, E. Morrison, and John R. Stackman.
Dates: Majority of material found within June 20, 1838; August 1 and 7, 1840

Mississippi Secretary of State, Certificate of Election

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Identifier: M37
Form of Material Certificate of election of John Tennyson as Justice of the Peace in District Four of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, dated November 29, 1851. John Whitfield was Governor.
Dates: November 29, 1851

John L. Pendergrass Collection of Political Campaign Materials

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Identifier: M613
Abstract This collection contains political campaign materials related to Mississippi and National political campaigns.
Dates: circa 1900-2020

"Political Correspondences" (Lowndes County, Miss.) Broadside

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Identifier: M81
Scope and Contents This document is a broadside printed in Lowndes County, Mississippi in December, 1860. It was written by several citizens who opposed secession from the Union. The first section contains one group's wishes to secure their rights under constitutional means within the Union. They recommend that representatives be selected to attend the state convention which will consider what action is appropriate. The next section is the acceptance by two candidates, M. M. Rowan and E. B. Gaston, saying that...
Dates: December 1860

John Anthony Quitman Letter

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Identifier: M63
Scope and Contents One letter dated June 10, 1850, from John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi (1835-1836; 1850-1851) to "His Excellency, Governor of Connecticut, " stating that two copies of the laws passed during the recent legislative session of Mississippi were being forwarded by mail. Quitman also requested that receipt of the copies be acknowledged.
Dates: June 10, 1850

Virginia Governor's Communication Enclosing the Credentials of the Commissioner from Mississippi

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Identifier: M189
Abstract Pamphlet aimed at gaining Virginia's support for a convention of slave-holding states.
Dates: February 1860