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Date Original

1865 February 23

Description

Letter from B.F. Askew in Magnolia to Governor Harris Flanagin asking that charges be made against Major Latimer and urging actions in court martial proceedings against him.

Transcription

Magnolia Feby 23 1865
Governor Flanagin
Sometime since I wrote out and
sent Dyon(?) for reference to the Military commander of
the District of Arkansas as a statement of the
trespasses committed by Maj. J.D. Latimer on
my property near this place which I suppose you
referred in accordance with my request - but as yet
I have of no action that has been taken on
the matter and consequently suppose that the
paper after being referred - has been pigeon holed to
sleep the death that knows no waking. If the paper
has been acted on please forward it to me or demand its
return to me - as I desire and intend to investigate this
matter or cause it to be done that it may be definitely
ascertained by what tenure now a man holds his
property - and by authority things are done
I am very respectfully your obdt servt
B.F. Askew

Physical Description

Letter, 7.5" x 8.5"

Subjects

Civil War; Correspondence; Governors; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Contributor

B.F. Askew

Geographical Area

Magnolia, Columbia County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000132, Item 1033a

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, B.F. Askew to Governor Harris Flanagin, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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