Glad too Matt:
Hd -Qtrs. Shelby's Div., Missouri Volunteer Cavalry
Fulton, Arks, 10th March 1865
About twelve months ago a man by the name of C. Franklin, reporting himself to be a Colonel in the 'Confederate Army, but who in reality simply commanded a small squad of men in the Missouri State Guard, with a long letter to President Daiv accusing General Marmaduke and myself of commanding a rabble; of being thieves and jayhawkers; of insulting women; and of robbing and plundering southern families. Franklin is from Iowa, but expressed great love for the Federals as contrasted with the Confederates. As you travelled on the late Expedtion to Missouri over the identical ground travelled by Genl. Marmaduke and my own command in April 1863. I am desirous to prevail myself of your written testimony and to know whether in your intercourse with citizens in the locality and to know whether in your intercourse with citizens in the locality of that raid (Patterson, Jackson, Fredericktown etc) or the subsequent raid made by myself in the fall of 1863 (Marshall, Boonville & etc.) if they made complain of grievences or insults offered them by troops of Gen. Marmadukes or my own, of the above named character.
Should you deem it proper to make an official statement setting forth your personal and hearsay --- Knowledge of the ^conduct of the ^ commands of Gen. Marmaduke and myself, and to affix to it the grat seal of your state, I shall esteem it as an act of justice. - Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
I am governor
To his Excellency } Very truly, yours
T. C. Reynolds } Jo. O. Shelby
Gov. State of Missouri} Brig. Gen. Comd'g
The signature is that of Shelby
I have this document in a computer file and can send it as an attachment - I don't guarantee that it won't come out for you as it is a copy of a copy.
I have a copy of the Burning of Bowers Mills affadavits and am transcribing. They are most difficult as well as the affadavits against Shelby. Those I do not have. You will have to inquire of the Greene County archives.