The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) 16 January 1868

A beef packery has gone into operation near Jefferson. The military authorities and citizens of Jefferson are on the best of terms. There was a very pleasant gathering at the Haywood House, in that city, recently-- supper, etc. -- gotton up, says the Jimplecute, by a number of citizens to express to Lieut. Jno. S. Allanson, their regrets at his departure and appreciation of his course as a soldier and gentleman, and also to welcome in our midst Brevet Brig. Gen. N.B. McLaughlen, as a defender of law and order.
The new wagon road from Jefferson, intercepting the main Tyler road at Garpville is about completed.

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