Letter from James A. Baker to Penitentiary Board
James A. Baker writes to the penitentiary board on behalf of H. E. Perkins, who is seeking reimbursement for expenses incurred in the transportation of "five negroes" taken to the penitentiary and "under the law as now amended will remain there until the close of the war." The prisoners referred to were captured from the Harriet Lane, as described in a separate letter written by Perkins himself.
James A. Baker
Records Relating to the Penitentiary at the Texas State Archives, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Box 022-1, Folder 6
Published here by W. Caleb McDaniel
January 30, 1864
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