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Colonel D. W. Hurst Resignation

Hd. Qrs. 33d Miss. Regt.
Camp Near Canton Miss.
Dec 12 1863

General

I herewith tender my unconditional resignation as Colonel of the 33rd Miss. Regt. based on the accompanying certificate of the Secretary of State of the State of Mississippi showing my election to the office of Judge "of the High Court of Errors & Appeals" of the state. I entered (?) the service of the Confederate States in February 1862 and was elected Colonel (of the) 33d Miss. Regt. in April 1862. Consequently was in the military service about time of the Passage of the law by Congress furnished (?) for the exemption (?) of it (&) Resignations of officers elected to civil stations.

I have the honor to be
Very Respectfully
Your Obd. Servt.
D. W. Hurst
Col. 33rd Miss. Regt.

Colonel D. W. Hurst Certification of Election as Judge

Office of Secretary of State
Columbus Mississippi

I C.A. Brougher Secretary of State do hereby certify that the foregoing page contains a true and correct statement of the votes polled in the Second Judicial District of the State of Mississippi for Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals. That in tallying up the votes at the expiration of thirty days, so required by law, it appeared that D. W. Hurst had received nineteen hundred and twenty two votes (1922) and E. J. Goode had received twenty hundred and twenty four (2024) votes giving Goode a majority of one hundred and two (102) votes. But that afterwards, to wit: on the ninth day of November 1863 the returns were received from the Counties of Claiborne and Harrison (?) which added to those previously received gave D. W. Hurst a total vote of twenty one hundred and six (2106) votes and E. J. Goode a total of twenty hundred and ninety nine (2099) votes. Showing a majority of seven (7) votes for D. W. Hurst. The above votes were cast in the General Election held in the State of Mississippi on the 5th day of October 1863.

Given under my hand and the
great Seal of the State of Mississippi
this 21st day of November 1863.
C.A. Brougher
Secy of State

Colonel D. W. Hurst Leave of Absence

Hd. Qr. 33d Miss. Regt.
Camp Near Canton Miss.
Dec. 12th 1863

Col.

I have the honor to ask a leave of absence for thirty days having tendered my unconditional resignation as Colonel of the 33rd Miss. Regt. (and) on the accompanying Certificate of the Secretary of State of Mississippi showing my election to the office of Judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals of the state.

I have the honor to be
Very Respt. Your obd. Srvt.
D. W. Hurst
Col. 33d Miss. Regt.

Colonel B.S. Ewell
A. A. Genl.

Endorsements on back.
Application of Colonel D. W. Hurst 33d Miss. Regt. for thirty (30) days leave of absence having tendered his unconditional resignation based upon Certificate from the Sec. of the State of Miss. of his Election to the office of Judge of High Court of Error & Appeal.

Hd. Qs's near Canton Dec 12th 1863.

Approved & respectfully forwarded.
W.S. Featherston
Brig. Gen'l. comd'g.

Resignation Notice From Sec.of War Re: Col. D. W. Hurst, 33d MS Infantry - Jan 5, 1864
(Extract)

Adjutant and Inspector General's office,
Richmond, (jany 5th) 1863 (written over to 1864)

SPECIAL ORDERS.)
No. 3 )
 

I. The Resignations of the following named officers have been accepted by the President, to take effect to-day:

Colonel D. W. Hurst, 33rd Miss. Vols.

By command of the Secretary of War
Jno. Withers,
Assistant Adjutant General

His Excellency,
Gov. Charles Clark
Columbus, Miss

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