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Awanita

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Found this after the war in reference to an L.E Houston

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Macon, Miss.



WHEREAS, the destitution of a portion of the people calls for immediate relief, and other matters of importance to the State demand prompt legislative action; and whereas the city of Jackson remains dangerous from the proximity of the enemy, therefore, I, Charles Clark. Governor of Mississippi, do direct that the Legislature of the State convene at Columbus, Mississippi, on Monday the 20th day of February 1865.



Given under my hand and the great seal of State L. S. affixed, this 19th day of January, A. D. 1865.

CHAS. CLARK.
By the Governor.

C. A. BROUGHER, Secretary of State.


Be it remembered, that on the day and year aforesaid, being the time and place for the assembling of the Legislature of Mississippi, in conformity to the Constitution and Laws of the State; and the proclamation of the Governor aforesaid, the House was called to order at 12 M., in the Baptist

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Church, being the house designated for the assemblage of the same by Robert C. Miller, Clerk.

The Speaker being absent, on motion of Mr. Yandell, Hon. R. Seal, of Harrison, was called to the Chair.

Prayer by Rev. Dr. Lyon, of the Presbyterian church.

Upon a call of the roll, thirty Representatives answered to the their names. No quorom being present.

On motion of Mr. Murdock, the House adjourned until 3 1-2 o'clock, P. M.

3 1-2 O'CLOCK, P. M.
House met pursuant to adjournment.

Hon. L. E. Houston, Speaker, in the chair.

Mr. Shelley introduced Messrs. Bromley of Itawamba and Dancer of Tippah, elected to fill vacancies in their respective counties, who took the oath of office and entered upon the discharge of their duties.

Upon a call of the roll forty four Representatives answered to their names.

No quorum being present, upon motion of Mr. Upshaw the House adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
 

chaughey001

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great find the crossing of the name to me says someone didn't like him I come across this lot and photo shop is the answer

there are some free and cheaper version but if you know how to ...or someone who does take a few digital pictures
and use erase or restore it can be done has a researcher you see a lot of this
also yellow silcon like the stuff stores use to keep items from fading . this helps clear stuff .
if you ever have a very old yellowed letter or a faded document or something crossed out it can help
with photo shop you need the pro version but you may fine a free trail of it. good luck

carol
 

Awanita

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VERY interesting stuff!

Do you think this could be the same Houston?
don't know looks like after the war his was still in the new state house if it is the same one. I think it brings up some interesting thing to research.
 

Fulton 21 NC

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Hey that is a lot better, with the information that could be L.E Houston I just know that last tallest letter is a T I think from the crossing of the other one. Thanks for sharing.

It looks like the first letter may be an H. Look at the inverted one at the bottom left of the image, below the thumb. Add to that how the last bit seems topped by the cross stroke over a T, you get "H...t..". So, I think your guess was right from the get go.
 

chaughey001

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im not very good at photo shop but I just uploaded it to mine

its 100% a t look like a s or l first letter and most likely a A nor the other clue your date lets assume for one minute that
the doodle was done within a week of the letter being sent

what was the closest battles even after the war ? where was it sent from and where it was going lets assume that from the closest battle lest assume and this could work either was IF they where from the north the name may have been crossed out by the person rooting for the other side. I realy study the dates
carol
 

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If we are including Union Generals, the chap on the horse is really small and has a large nose. Now I am beginning to think it could be : Sheridan, Philip Henry ( 1831-1888).
Sheridan was successful against the Confederate General Chalmers at Booneville, Mississippi ( July 1862), when he tricked the Confederates into thinking his force of 800 men had been reinforced. Because of his actions at this battle Sheridan was promoted to Brigadier-General and ordered to the town of Rienzi, Mississippi. This also fits into the time period that the Doodle was done !!!
 

Awanita

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It looks like the first letter may be an H. Look at the inverted one at the bottom left of the image, below the thumb. Add to that how the last bit seems topped by the cross stroke over a T, you get "H...t..". So, I think your guess was right from the get go.
Yes I noticed that, if you are not looking closely one would think it is a mark through but also the last part that looks like a mark kind of turns upward as in an N. Also looking to see if L. E. Houston was ever over state troops. If nothing else it has been fun trying to figure this one out.
 

kepi

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Yes I noticed that, if you are not looking closely one would think it is a mark through but also the last part that looks like a mark kind of turns upward as in an N. Also looking to see if L. E. Houston was ever over state troops. If nothing else it has been fun trying to figure this one out.
Maybe the doodle was wishful thinking on part of the artist. Do we know if the person who wrote the letter also made the doodle? Was there a relationship between the writer and Houston?
 

Bmac48

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If we are including Union Generals, the chap on the horse is really small and has a large nose. Now I am beginning to think it could be : Sheridan, Philip Henry ( 1831-1888).
Sheridan was successful against the Confederate General Chalmers at Booneville, Mississippi ( July 1862), when he tricked the Confederates into thinking his force of 800 men had been reinforced. Because of his actions at this battle Sheridan was promoted to Brigadier-General and ordered to the town of Rienzi, Mississippi. This also fits into the time period that the Doodle was done !!!

Have to disagree; it's not Sheridan.

The full quote states "General ******* on his Creature." If you look at the word "creature" the letter "T" is crossed above the shaft the same way as in the inked-out word above it. "Houston" does fit better, but again it's speculation unless we get another sample of writing from the same author with "Houston" written in it.
 

Awanita

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Have to disagree; it's not Sheridan.

The full quote states "General ******* on his Creature." If you look at the word "creature" the letter "T" is crossed above the shaft the same way as in the inked-out word above it. "Houston" does fit better, but again it's speculation unless we get another sample of writing from the same author with "Houston" written in it.
I have to agree, I also was looking to see if there were anymore writing to be seen in the photo that may have come from the doodler if that's a word.lol
 

Bmac48

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Here's a scan showing the right side of the letter:

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The letter is from Meridian, Mississippi, written by an L. Houghton, informing Pettus that General Reuben Davis had resigned his commission as General of State Troops, and asking that L.E. Houston be appointed to the position.

Here's another discrepancy, which may just shoot "Houston" down. Look at the first supposed letter in the inked-out word, and compare it to the letter "H" of the word "Houghton" that you can see (inverted) in the lower-left of the scanned picture. The "H" is crossed in a loop, but the loop is small and barely extends to the left. It seems to be a different look than that of the inked-out word.
 

Awanita

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Here's another discrepancy, which may just shoot "Houston" down. Look at the first supposed letter in the inked-out word, and compare it to the letter "H" of the word "Houghton" that you can see (inverted) in the lower-left of the scanned picture. The "H" is crossed in a loop, but the loop is small and barely extends to the left. It seems to be a different look than that of the inked-out word.
hummmmm. also look at the right hand top, looks to be done with the same quill. See the loop on the G. after the J. darn.
 
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