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from Mr. Humphreys, military store-keeper at Augusta, of date the 24th, has been received. I think the facts show that Governor Brown is entitled to 29,000 pounds of powder in the arsenal, and you will, therefore, direct it to be delivered to him.

Respectfully,

L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, June 29, 1861.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Atlanta, Ga.:

Captain Gill telegraphed from Savannah that you have ordered arsenal-keeper not to issue anything to order of Confederate officers. Will you please explain the facts.

L. P. WALKER.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., June 29, 1861.

His Excellency THOMAS O. MOORE,

New Orleans, LA.:

SIR: This Department requests that you will, if possible, raise two additional regiments for the war, to be sent to Corinth, Miss., for the protection of the Mississippi Valley. These two regiment will not be embraced in the reserve corps, which I shall call for in a few days.

Very respectfully,

L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War.

(Same to Governor Pettus, of Mississippi.)

JOIN RESOLUTION to transfer volunteer forces to the Confederate States.

Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the Governor be authorized and requested to place at the disposal of the Confederate States the volunteer forces of the State of Tennessee, the same to be mustered into the service of said States, subject to the rules and regulations adopted by the Confederate authorities for the government of the Confederate Army, and that in making arrangements therefor we shall have in view the placing of the defense of the State under the immediate control and direction of the President of the Confederate States.

Adopted June 29, 1861.

W. C. WHITTHORNE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

B. L. STOVALL,

Speaker of the Senate.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, June 29, 1861.

His Excellency JOHN LETCHER,

Governor of Virginia:

SIR: Notwithstanding that Virginia troops are being received for twelve months, I beg to state that the policy adopted by the President is not to receive any troops into the Confederate service for a period less than three years or for the war. This rule, of course, will not