James Lusk Alcorn Letter, 1871
James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894) served as governor of Mississippi from 1870-1871 and as a United States Senator from 1871-1877. Though opposed to Mississippi's secession from the Union, he served as a general in the Confederate army during the Civil War and amassed a considerable fortune from his cotton plantation.
Letter from Mississippi Governor Alcorn to chancery clerk D.C. Keams in Fayette concerns the insufficient bond of the Jefferson County sheriff. Forms part of the Natchez Trace Collection.
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James Lusk Alcorn Letter, Natchez Trace Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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