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Letter from the citizens of Lawrence County to Governor Isaac Murphy requesting that a Captain Douthit be appointed commanding provost marshal for the county/state militia.


[Page 1] Larnce County Arks 10th 1865
To His Exclency
Isaac Murphy
Govener of Arks
We the undersig potitioners do
humbley bege that youre Excency
may appoint Captin Uriah J Douthit
Comanding the Larnce County State
malitia provost marshell for this
County and Further [illegible]
him to Take and Have Evidence
in all case where we are consern
refure the same to you or
Maj Bolen Comanding post at
at Jackson port Arks or his [missing]
in office and be Governed by them
as we bealive them to be Honerable
High minded Gentelmen whoo will
do all partis Full and ampel
Justice in due time
Further Relive us from the Tyrents
and Rebels whoo has the ranes
in these hands in this County
as we are confident that we can
in no way git Justice in Rebbel
Courts and Jurors. The Rebbel and Trators
do declar that thay can not nor
will not Bealeive union Trators
on oath or every other way and do
not desirve to live much less
Every p(?) of oure property or affects
it is usless for union men to [illegible]
Sivil Law in this county as the
[illegible] [illegible] Sherif & Clerk are
[Page 2] are or have bin Rebel officers
We have the Honer to be yore obedient
J D Carter
David Wolfe
John Wolfe
Jesse Masters
Holland Markham
Joseph Shanks
John Buchanan
John Wilks
Washington Craven
[missing] Yeager
R J(?) Montgomery
William C. Medlock
James S Carver
Saluel Willard
L A Yeager
James P Dial

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages, 8" x 13"


Correspondence; Governors; Civil War; Petitions

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)




MS.000132, Item 650

Resource Type



Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Citizens of Lawrence County to Governor Isaac Murphy, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, Citizens of Lawrence County to Governor Isaac Murphy