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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00413/
Creator:
Smalley, Darwin A.
Title:
Darwin A. Smalley Letterbook.
Inclusive Dates:
1860-1868
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains the transcription of a letterbook and correspondence related to the life of Darwin A. Smalley. Items were created 1860-1868.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00413
Location:
A-7.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Darwin A. Smalley Letterbook (MUM00413). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Prior to the Civil War, Smalley was a lawyer and a resident of Lomoille County, Vermont (letters sent to his parents in 1870 were addressed to Forestdale, Vermont). During the war, he apparently served as an officer in the Union Army and afterwards settled in Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. There, Smalley received appointment in 1867 to serve on the county's three member Board of Registration which enrolled qualified voters. The contents of the letterbook contain official material primarily relevant to his service in this Reconstruction office from 1867 to 1868, although a few letters to Smalley's parents date as late as 1870.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains the transcription of a letterbook and correspondence related to the life of Darwin A. Smalley. Items were created 1860-1868.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Collection History
The letter book was bought from a book store in Port Townsend, Washington.

Container List
LETTERBOOK -- Pages are not numbered. To facilitate locating documents listed in the inventory, the first page -- "PAGE 1" -- will refer to the inside cover of the scrapbook and subsequent items will follow sequentially from that point forward to the inside of the back cover -- PAGE 93. Loose items found inside the letterbook have been removed to one of two envelopes.

PAGE 1
Clipping "Five-and-twenty years ago..." Re: D.A. Smalley and legal arguments before the bar of Lomoille County, Vermont.

Clipping "General Orders No: 10" (1867). Re: naming staff of 4th Military District.

Clipping from Daily Mississippi Pilot "The Proposed Amendment." Re: noting rejection of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by "all the unreconstructed States" which include Mississippi. Annotated notation: "Rejected by a joint resolution of the Mississippi Legislation Jany 31st 1867 -- unanimously passed in the in the House Jany 25 1867. Concurred in by the Senate Jany 30th 1867."

Clipping "The Board of Registration for the county of Lauderdale..." (1867). Re: composition of Board of Registration; includes D.A. Smalley as "a comparative stranger in the county -- was an officer in the Federal army -- but has gained the esteem and respect of every one with whom he has had any dealings. He accepted the position at the request of a number of our citizens, and we are confident will discharge the duties pertaining thereto impartially and 'without fear or favor.'"


PAGE 2 -- Annotation on sheet: "Darwin A. Smalley / November 1st 1863"
Broadsheet "Lauderdale County. Registration of Voters" (June 7, 1867). Re: Board of Registration's schedule for visiting precincts; "Employers of freedmen are requested to facilitate their attendance on the Board."

Clipping "Election Notice!" (1868). Re: schedule for precinct polls for ratification of state constitution and election of state officers.


PAGE 3
Clipping "Population of Mississippi -- Census of May 1860." Re: breakdown by county and race.

Clipping "Dem. No. We are determined that white men shall rule the country..." [continuation of article pasted on PAGE 4].

Annotated note seemingly a racial breakdown on votes for convention.


PAGE 4
Clipping "Democratic Principles -- A Dialogue" (n.d.). Re: fictional debate between "Foreigner" and "Democrat" concerning the "true principles of the Democratic party" and black franchise. [article continued on PAGE 3].

PAGE 6
Clipping "List of Delegates to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Convention, to be held at Chicago, May 19, 1868."

PAGE 7
Broadsheet. "Notice of Registration!" (1868). Re: meeting of Lauderdale Board of Registration for purging rolls of unqualified names.




PAGE 8
"Special Orders No. 38. Headquarters 4th Military District (Mississippi and Arkansas) Vicksburg, Miss., May 15th, 1867." Re: Appointment of Boards of Registrations for Bolivar, Tippah, Lauderdale and Washington counties. Signed: John Tyler. Annotation: "D.A. Smalley Esq / Meridian / Lauderdale Co. / Miss."

PAGE 9
"Special Orders No. 41. Headquarters 4th Military District (Mississippi and Arkansas) Vicksburg, Miss., May 18th, 1867." Re: Appointment of Brevet Brigadier General William Hays as Inspector of Registration to several counties in Mississippi including Lauderdale. Signed: John Tyler. Annotation: "D.A. Smalley Esq / Meridian / Lauderdale Co /Miss."

PAGE 10
Circular letter. June 3, 1867. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Office Assistant Commission for the State of Mississippi to Board of Registration, County of Lauderdale. Re: requesting report on poverty and agricultural conditions in county. Signed: [?.?.] Pelham.

PAGE 11
Circular letter. May 24, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District (Mississippi and Arkansas) Office of Civil Affairs to Registers. Re: request for map of election precincts. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 12
Clipping. "Telegraphic. The New York Associated Press Reports. Registration. The Attorney General's Opinion" (1867). Re: U.S. Attorney's opinion "upon the clauses of the Reconstruction Act, with reference to voting and holding office."

PAGE 13
Pamphlet. "General Order No. 33. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, March 28, 1867." (6 pp.). Re: Act of Congress concerning franchise and elections in former Confederate states.

PAGE 14
Pamphlet. "General Order No. 10. Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, March 11, 1867" (4 pp.). Re: Act of Congress concerning reconstruction governments of former Confederate states.

PAGE 15
Pamphlet. "The Policy of Congress in Reference to the Restoration of the Union, Published by the Union Republican Congressional Committee, Washington, D.C." (Washington, DC: Chronicle Print, c.1867). (8 pp.). Re: reprints of 1867 Reconstruction Acts along with the committee's editorial comments on universal suffrage, public education, and more equitable land holdings.

PAGE 16
Pamphlet. "Speech of Hon. S. Shellabarger, of Ohio, in the House of Representatives, January 24, 1867, on Reconstruction. Published by the Republican Congressional Committee, Washington, D.C." (Washington, DC: Chronicle Print, c. 1867). (4 pp.). Re: constitutionality of federal reconstruction.

PAGE 17
Circular letter. June 24, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Office of Civil Affairs to Boards of Registration. Re: on residency requirements for registration, the presence of Sheriffs at registration, and the issuance of duplicate certificates. Signed: Hugh Brown.

PAGE 18
Circular letter. June 28, 1867. Headquarters, 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Office of Civil Affairs to Board of Registration. Re: request for report on number registered to vote.

PAGE 19
Pamphlet. "War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, June 20, 1867. Whereas several commanders of Military Districts..." (5 pp.). Re: practical interpretation of Reconstruction Acts with regards to oaths and voting registration.

PAGE 20
Circular letter. June 10, 1867. Headquarters, 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) to Boards of Registration. Re: instructions to board. (3 pp.). Signed: John Tyler. Annotation: "Recorder / Board of Registers / Lauderdale Co / Miss."

PAGE 21
Circular letter. July 6, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) to Boards of Registration. Re: absentee policy for board members. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 22
Handwritten letter on Headquarter 4th Military District Office of Civil Affairs letterhead: "Marion. July 21, 1867 / Lauderdale C of Miss. / Smalley D.A. / Recorder of Registration / Wishes to know if a person held an office before the war which required him to take the oath to support the Constitution of the US. & afterwards engaged in the Rebellion & since the surrender received a special pardon from the President disfranchised?" "July 6th, 1867. Response by Assistant Adjutant General. Ord.

PAGE 23
Clipping. Jackson Clarion Ledger. "The Reconstruction Acts. Mr. Stanbery's Nullifying Opinion. Powers of the Military Commanders. The Existing Civil Offices Declared Inviolable. Classes Disqualified from Voting. County Officers Allowed to Be Included. The Duties of Supervisors of Elections."; "Senator Marvin of Florida, on Reconstruction."; "Another 'Opinion.' Andrew Johnson on the Powers of the Military Commanders. He Declares them 'Absolute Monarchs.' Their Power Supreme Over Civil Officers. Martial Law Existing in the South. The President Disagrees with the Attorney General." (1867).

PAGE 24
Handwritten letter. July 22, 1867. From Thomas H. Norton, Inspetor of Registration. Re: requesting fowarding of required report and copy of advertisment announcing time and place for future sessions of the board.

PAGE 25
Circular letter. June 17, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Office of Civil Affairs. (3 pp.) Re: list of Registers in Mississippi counties. Signed: Hugh ? Brown.

PAGE 26
"General Order No. 17. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.). Re: assignment of Brevet Major General A. Baird to duty pertaining to records and correspondence of registration and reconstruction. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 27
"Special Order No. 87. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,). Re: assignment of Brevet Major Thomas H. Norton to duty as Inspector of Registration to several Mississippi counties which includes Lauderdale County. Signed: O.D. ?

PAGE 28
Handwritten memorandum of items purchased by the Registers of Lauderdale County, MS from J.T. Moseley & Co. in Meridian on August 8, 1867.

PAGE 29
Circular letter. August 5, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs to Boards of Registration. (3 pp.). Re: Act of Congress clarifying previous Reconstruction acts. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 30
Circular letter. August 6, 1867. From Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs. Re: policies for removing unqualified officeholders, registration of voters, and elections. Annotation: "no doubtful case to be registered." Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 31
Circular letter. August 13, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs to Boards of Registration in Mississippi. Re: report of number of voters registered "white and colored separately." Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 32
Circular No. 14. August 13, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs. Re: assignment of numbers to previous circulars. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 33
Circular No. 15. August [hole in document]. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: request for names of "suitable persons, white or colored" to serve as judges and clerks of elections. Signed: John Tyler. Annotation on reverse: list of 12 names presumably for submission for said positions.

PAGE 34
Circular letter. August 14, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: employment of clerks and judges of elections. Signed: John Tyler.


PAGE 35
Handwritten letter. August 2, 1867. D.A. Smalley, Recorder, to Major O.D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General of 4th Military District. Re: request for 400 blank certificates. Annotations and signatures in other hands on both sides.

PAGE 36
Handwritten letter. August 1, 1867. D.A. Smalley, Recorder to Major E.D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General 4th Military District. Re: request for 200 blank certificates. Annotations on reverse by Greene and others.

PAGE 37
Handwritten receipt for D.A. Smalley's printing of posters dated 1867 in Meridian.

PAGE 38
Pamphlet. "The Position of the Republican and Democratic Parties. A Dialogue between a White Republican and a Colored Citizen. Published by the Union Republican Congressional Committee, Washington, D.C." (Chronicle Print, n.d.). (4 pp.). Re: aside from dialogue includes sample constitution for a Union Republican Club.

PAGE 39
Handwritten receipt for D.A. Smalley's hire of team and driver on August 28, 1867.

PAGE 40
"General Order No. 21. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Office of Assistant Commissioner, for the State of Mississippi, Vicksburg, Miss., July 17th, 1867." Re: General Order No. 16 Headquarters 4th Military District concerning visit of agents to plantations to instruct freedmen on the subject of registering and voting.

PAGE 41
"[Pasted over] Orders No. 22. Headquarters 4th Military District." Re: Brevet Major General A. Baird relieved of duty as Assistant Inspector General and replaced with O.D. Greene. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 42
Circular letter. August 31, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs. Re: voting status of attorneys or counselors at law. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 43
Circular No. 16. September 9, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: urging economizing of expenditures.

PAGE 44
Circular No. [pasted over]. September 12, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: relieving Inspectors and Supervisors of Registration of those duties and returning them to "their proper military duties." Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 45
"General Orders No. 31. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs, Vicksburg, Miss., September 25, 1867." (4 pp.) Re: announcing completion of voting registration and policies for upcoming election.

PAGE 46
Circular No. 18. October 2, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: modification of methods for conducting election. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 47
"General Orders No. 35. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs, Holly Springs, Miss. November 4, 1867." (3 pp.). Re: expiration of Board of Registration appointments and retained members charged with completing books and records; list includes appointment of Smalley for Lauderdale County.

PAGE 48
"General Orders No. 34. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., October 15th, 1867." Re: removal of Headquarters to Holly Springs.

PAGE 49
Circular letter. October 22, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District to the President of the Board of Registration, Lauderdale County, Miss. Re: policy for lost certificates.


PAGE 50
Handwritten receipt for posting of election bills and hiring of hack and driver in October and November of 1867.

PAGE 51
Circular No. 20. November 18, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: transfer of county and precinct books in possession of Mississippi Registrars as well as request for expense vouchers and accounts. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 52
Circular No. 21. November 23, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: instructions to Registrars to withold access to books from all but official superiors; deplores recent publication of voter names in newspapers. Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 53
Form letter. November 21, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District to [blank space]. Re: request for information concerning county in the hopes said data would appear in a published report to assist immigrants and promote industry.

PAGE 54
"General Orders No. 37. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs, Holly Springs, Miss., Dec. 5, 1867." Re: schedule for constitutional conventions in both states as well explanation for delay in list delegates attending because of "irregularities in the conduct of the election in certain precincts." Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 55
Handwritten letter. November 23, 1867. D.A. Smalley, Registrar, to Major O.D. Greene, Assistant Adjutant General 4th Military District. Re: request for clarification of Smalley's status with regards to Circular No. 20; O.D. Green's response on reverse side.

PAGES 56-58
Handwritten letter. November 30, 1867. [D.A. Smalley], Registrar, to Major George D. Ruggle, Assistant Adjutant General 4th Military District. (3 pp.). Re: response to November 21, 1867 letter [see PAGE 53], includes Lauderdale County information concerning payment of taxes, the county poor house, roads and bridges tax, soil condition, crops grown, cost of land, transportation facilities, price of various commodities, wages, productivity of land, diseases, number of freedmen, work conditions for freedmen.

PAGE 59
"General Order No. 42. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas.) Office of Civil Affairs, Holly Springs, Miss., Dec. 16, 1867." (4 pp.). Re: results of election for holding constitutional convention, list of delegates for convention. Signed: Nat Wolfe. Annotation: "D.A. Smalley Esq. / Registrar / Lauderdale Co / Meridian / Miss."

PAGE 60
Form letter. December 30, 1867. Headquarters 4th Military District to D.A. Smalley. Re: petitions for poor relief. Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 61
Form letter. March 7, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District to "Sir." Re: request for completion of enclosed form concerning county registration (said form not included in letterbook). Signed: John Tyler.

PAGE 62
Circular letter. February 19, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District to D.A. Smalley. Re: appointment of Smalley as county registrar for upcoming election to ratify state constitution.

PAGE 63
Circular Letter No. 9. May 21, 1866. Headquarters Department of Mississippi. Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. (4 pp.) Re: reprint of Congressional Act known as the "Civil Rights Bill."

PAGE 64
Handwritten letter. April 6, 1868. D.A. Smalley to Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: reimbursement for hiring a clerk. Various other annotations and response.

PAGE 65
Printed form for paying clerks employed by Board of Registrars. Re: A. Thomas of Lauderdale County for employment from October 21, 1867 to November 4, 1867. [see PAGE 64].

PAGE 66
Circular No. 2. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: carrying of concealed weapons. Signed: William Atwood.

PAGE 67
Printed form for paying registrars. Re: D.A. Smalley of Lauderdale County for employment from March 18, 1868 to April 18, 1868. Annotated response on reverse from P.P.G. Hall, Paymaster.

PAGE 68 & 69
Handwritten letter. April 2, 1868. P.P.G. Hall, Paymaster, to D.A. Smalley. Re: request for expense information. Various annotations and response on second page.

PAGE 70
Form letter. April 30, 1868. P.P.G. Hall, Paymaster to "Sir." Re: receipt for treasury draft. Annotation.

PAGE 71
Form letter. April 30, 1868. P.P.G. Hall, Paymaster to "Sir." Re: receipt for treasury draft. Annotation.

PAGE 72
Form letter. April 30, 1868. P.P.G. Hall, Paymaster to "Sir." Re: receipt for treasury draft. Annotation.

PAGE 73
"General Orders No. 17. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., April 26, 1868." Re: collection of taxes.

PAGE 74
"General Orders No. 20. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., May 20, 1868." (4 pp.). Re: list of appointed registrars for Mississippi counties. Signed: William Atwood.

PAGE 75
Circular No. 3. April 25, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. (4 pp.). Re: extracts from Reconstruction Acts for guidance of Mississippi Boards of Registration. Signed: William Atwood.

PAGE 76
"General Orders No. 19. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., May 19, 1868." (4 pp.). Re: policies for registering voters and conduct of 1868 election. Signed: William Atwood.

PAGE 77
Circular No. 4. May 22, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: "Instructions to Registrars." Signed: William Atwood.

PAGE 78
Circular No. 6. May 28, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: offices up for election.

PAGE 79
Circular No. 5. May 29, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: "Instructions to Inspectors of Elections." Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 80
Circular No. 7. May 29, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: modifications in methods for conducting election.

PAGE 81
Circular No. 8. May 30, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: election policy, pay for commissioners of election.

PAGE 82
Circular No. 9. May 30, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: duplicate certificates of registration, marking voters in books. Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 83
Circular No. 10. June 1, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: absences and vacancies in Board of Registration. Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 84
Circular No. 11. June 12, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: list of county registrars and instruction to bring books to headquarters (includes D.A. Smalley for Lauderdale County). Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 85
Form letter. June 13, 1868. Headquarters 4th Military District. Re: request for completion of enclosed form concerning county registration (said form not included in letterbook). Signed: John Tyler. Annotation: "President Board of Registration / Lauderdale County / Meridian / Miss."

PAGE 86
"General Order No. 22. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Department of Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., June 4, 1868." Re: Brevet Major General Irvin McDowell assuming comand of 4th Military District, and Brevet Captain John H. Coster as Aid-de-Camp. Signed: Nat Wolfe.

PAGE 87
"General Order No. 8. Headquarters Sub-District of Mississippi, Vicksburg, Miss., June 15th, 1868." Re: commanding officers of post stations or detachments responsible for preserving peace during upcoming election.

PAGE 88
Broadsheet. "Democratic Ticket Against Constitution. Lauderdale County."

Broadsheet. "Union Republican Ticket. For Constitution. Lauderdale County." Reverse printed with colored image of U.S. flag.

PAGE 89
Handwritten tally of Lauderdale County election results broken down by race.

PAGE 90
Handwritten circular letter. September 10, 1867. Headquarters Subdistrict Meridian. Re: submit names of qualified individuals to serve in compliance with "Circular No. 15" dated August 19th, 1867.

Annotations on leaf: 17 names and "Election per Circular Nov 1868."

PAGE 91
Handwritten receipt by Joe Eakins?, sheriff, and ?? Meany, deputy, acknowledging delivery of ballot boxes in good order from D.A. Smalley on July 4, 1868.

PAGE 92
"Constitution and Ordinances of the State of Mississippi Adopted in Convention Assembled in Pursuance of the Reconstruction Acts of Congress, and held, by Order of General E.O.C. Ord, in the City of Jackson, in 1868." (Jackson, MS: Mississippi State Journal Office, 1868). (48 pp.). Includes: "An Ordinance Providing for the Protection of Electors Passed by the Mississippi Constitutional Convention March 13, A.D. 1868."; "Constitution of the State of Mississippi Adopted 15th Day of May, A.D. 1868."; "List of Delegates Who Signed the Constitution"; "Military Order Providing for the Ratification of the Constitution and the Election of State Officers, including Senators and Representatives in the State Legislature and members of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress" (1868); "Military Order Convening the Constitutional Convention, in pursuance of the Reconstruction Acts of Congress, passed March 23d, 1867" (1867); "An Ordinance To regulate the Election for the Ratification of the Constitution, and for other purposes, passed by the Mississippi Constitutional Convention, May 15, A.D. 1868"; and "President's Address. Farewell Address of General B.B. Eggleston, To the members of the Mississippi State Constitutional Convention, May 18, 1868."

PAGE 93 (INSIDE BACK COVER)
"General Orders No. 7. Headquarters, Post of Meridian, Meridian, Miss., June 20, 1868. Re: continuance of election one additional day.

Broadsheet. "Notice of Election. The election in Lauderdale Co. will take place agreeably to general orders No. 31, dated H'd Q'rs 4th Military District, Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 26, 1867, commencing at Meridian Precinct Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 1867..." (includes D.A. Smalley as member of Board of Registration for the County of Lauderdale).


LOOSE PRINTED MATERIAL IN FOLDER 1:
"General Orders No. 9 Headquarters Post of Meridian. Meridian, Miss., June 30th, 1868." Re: individuals hanging around poll stations taking down names for purposes of harassment after the election.

"General Orders No. 24. Headquarters 4th Military District, (Department of Mississippi and Arkansas,) Vicksburg, Miss., June 19, 1868." Re: lost certificates of registration and continuation of election. Signed: Nat Wolfe.

Constitution of the State of Mississippi as Amended, with the Ordinances and Resolutions Adopted by the Constitutional Convention August, 1865. By Order of the Convention. (Jackson, MS: E.M. Yerger, State Printer, 1865). ["D.A. Smalley" written on cover].


LOOSE HANDWRITTEN MATERIAL IN FOLDER 2:
ALS. May 28, 1866. "DAS" [Darwin A. Smalley] in New Orleans, LA to "My dear Parents." Letterhead: Southern Express Company. Re: expectations, bachelorhood versus married life.

Telegram. June 27, 1868. Brevet Major ? in Vicksburg, MS to Board of Registrars in Meridian, MS. Re: permitting "duly registered electors having certificates as well as those who are without such to vote on the last day of the election..."

ALS. February 14, 1870. "Smalley" [D.A. Smalley] to "My dear Parents." Letterhead: Biddle House, Detriot. Re: furniture being kept in move.

ALS. May 7, 1870. "Darwin" [D.A. Smalley] to "My dear Parents." Letterhead: Biddle House, Detroit. Re: preparations for move, health of family.
ALS. May 19, 1870. "DAS" [Darwin A. Smalley] to "My dear Parents." Letterhead: Biddle House, Detroit. Re: preparations for leaving, failure of trip West.
Envelope addressed to O.A. Smalley, Forestdale, Vermont.

Note. n.d. Re: laundry list/receipt.