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1864 February 23


Letter from W.C. Adams in Rondo to Governor Harris Flanagin informing Flanagin of an incident in which seven men stole four horses and fifteen thousand dollars. Adams was not able to hunt them because of a delay in receiving the information and the size of the force he had available. He requests more men to enforce the conscript law on the men laying out in the area.


Rondo Ark Feb 23rd 1864
Gov. H Flanagin
Dear Sir
A party of seven men came to Mr Griggs
about dark on yesterday. helped themselves to four horses
and fifteen thousand dollars. This news reached me at noon
to day and in consequence of the delay and the small force
that is with me I deamed[sic] it impractable[sic] to hunt them
It would be for the public good to have fifty or sixty men
in this Co to inforce[sic] the conscript law and to dispose of the
men that are lazing out and others who are said to owe
allegiance to the Fed Gov. In consequence of the grog
shops that are in this place[,] quite a number of suspicious
looking men are [illegible] at times and in order to find
out who and what they are I would like to have twelve
men in addition to what I have so as to form a provost
guard. I am limited in instruction and therfore[sic] feel at
a loss as the my duty
I am Gov your obdt svt
W.C. Adams State Guard

Physical Description

Letter, 8" x 12"


Civil War; Crimes; Military


W.C. Adams

Geographical Area

Rondo, Lee County (Ark.)




MS.000132, Item 891b

Resource Type



Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

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Letter, W.C. Adams to Governor Harris Flanagin, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, W.C. Adams to Governor Harris Flanagin