PETITION FROM CITIZENS OF PERRY COUNTY, 1 DECEMBER 1864, SEEKING THE RELEASE OF MICAJ BENNETT FROM THE ARMY ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE "IS NEARLY FIFTY YEARS OF AGE AND HIS FOURTH SON ALREADY IN THE CONFEDERATE SERVICE. THIS AND HIS OWN ABSENCE FROM HOME LEAVES HIS FAMILY IN A CONDITION WITH NO ONE TO MANAGE, CONTROL OR SUPERINTEND THEIR BUSINESS."

Perry County, Alabama: 1864. [4]pp, bifolium. Old folds, repaired closed tear at a fold [no loss]. Light wear. Good+.

The petition, written in neat ink manuscript, is addressed to General Withers and Colonel Brooks. It is signed in ink at the bottom of page [2] by fourteen Perry County residents, including five members of the Bolling family, four members of the Bennett family, and several others [including two whose signatures have faded]. The attestation by Judge of Probate James Bailey follows, with his signature, at the bottom of page [2] and top of page [3]. Docketed on page [4], with the notation: "Headqurs, 3d Ala. Regt. Res. Camp near Blakeley Ala Dec. 23, 1864. Respectfully return this application is not in conformity to the law or Genl orders and I am forbidden to send it to any officer above me. W.M. Brooks | Col. Comdg Regt." Item #37745

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