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Thomas H. Compere, Dardanelle, Arkansas, to Governor Harris Flanagin

Compere believes that the conscription laws are not being enforced properly and complains of price inflation and the sinking value of Confederate money. He feels that the state legislature should pass laws that set prices at a certain point and make Confederate money acceptable payment for all things. The local sheriff, for instance, refuses to accept Confederate money for payment of taxes and Compere is outraged that this is allowed. Kie Oldham collection