Letter from citizens of Jasper County, MS about loyalty of Henry L. Martin, esq. September 30, 1861.
PAULDING, MISS., September 30, 1861.
His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES:
The undersigned have learned with great surprise that Henry L. Martin, esq., late of Jasper County, Miss., is imprisoned at Richmond on charges affecting his loyalty to the South. Mr. Martin is a native of the South; has spent most of his life in this community; his children are here, and we his old friends and acquaintances find it impossible to believe that his feelings and sympathies are other than Southern. The object of this petition is to pray Your Excellency to have his case examined into, and to extend to him that justice to which a citizen ot a free country is entitled, and we feel assured that with a proper understanding of his case he will be found to be above suspicion, and a true Southern man.
L. B. LASSITER,
Sheriff of Jasper County.
Judge of Probate.
W. T. POWER,
[AND 21 OTHERS.
SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1387
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