MA, GO 5/5/1863

{Mississippi Governor's Orders}

Head Quarters State Miss.

A. & I. Genls. Office Jackson May 5/63

Special order
No. 135
   Col. A. M. West Qr. Mr. Genl. State of Mississippi will without delay remove all public property, books & papers in his possession or appertaining to his Dept. to Meridian or such other point on Mobile & Ohio Rail Road as his judgment may direct. He will immediately secure transportation on Southern {of Mississippi} Rail Road for the removal of all other state property & records.

By order of John J. Peltuz

Gov. & Comd in chief