War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0542 W. FLA., S. ALA., S. MISS., LA., TEX., N. MEX. Chapter XXVII.

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SCHEDULE B.-List of cotton brokers of New Orleans who published in the Crescent, in October last, a card advising planters not to send produce to New Orleans, in order to induce foreign intervention in behalf of the rebellion-Continued.

Sums Sums

assessed assessed

to relieve to relieve

the the

Names. starving Names. starving

poor by poor by

the United the United

States. States.

Fellowes & Co 500 Rotchford, Brown 500

& Co.

Payne, Huntington & 500 M. D. Cooper 500

Co.

T. H. & J. M. Allen 500 Smith & Johnson 100

& Co.

F. B. Ernest 100 James Bankhead 100

Edward Pilsbury 100 McLemore, 250

Rayburn & Co.

George S. Mandeville 250 Thomas Henderson 500

& Peale

Bell & Bouligny 250 Wood & Low 500

Richard Nugent & Co. 500 Gallagher & Dyer 100

A. Miltenberger & Co 250 Pritchard & 500

Flower

George Connelly & Co 500 Stuart & James 100

J. & G. Cromwell 500 Thornhill & Co. 500

Moses Greenwood 100 Ar. Miltenberger 500

A. Hillay & Co. 500 Gladden & Selxas 100

Scruggs Donnegan & 100 J. N. Burbridge 500

Co & Co.

Hughes Hyllestead & 500 Friedlander & 250

Co. Gerson

W. & D. Urquhart 500 Warren & 500

Crawford

Phelps & Jones 100 Perkins & Co. 500

John T. Hardie & Co. 500 Cutrer & 100

Harrison

Hawkins & Norwood 100 Nixon & Co. 500

Walker & Synder 500 Copes & Phelps 250

Oillis & Ferguson 250 Griffen, Smedes 500

& Co.

P. B. Gribble & Co. 100 29,200

Foley, Avery & Co. 500

Rosser, Prothro & Co 250

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., August 5, 1862.

Brigadier General J. W. PHELPS:

GENERAL: Your communication of to-day has been received. I had forwarded your resignation on the day it was received to the President of the United States, so that there will be no occasion of forwarding a duplicate. General, not at liberty to accept your resignation, I cannot consistently with my duty and the orders of the War Department grant you a leave of absence till it is accepted by the President for want of officers to supply your place. I see nothing unusual, nor do I intend anything so, in the refusal to accept the resignation of an officer where his place cannot be at the present moment supplied. I pray you to understand that there was nothing intended to be offensive to you in either the matter or manner of my communication in directing you to cease military organization of the negroes. I do but carry out the law of Congress, as I understand it, and in doing which I have no choice. I can see neither African nor other slavery in the commander of the post clearing from the front of his lines by means of able-bodied men under his control the trees and underbrush which would afford cover and shelter to his enemies in case of attack, especially when the very measure-a precautionary one-was advised by yourself; and while in deference to your age and experience as a soldier and the appreciation I have of your many good qualities of heart I have withdrawn and do withdraw anything you may find offensive in my communication, still I must request a categorical answer to this question: Will you or will you not employ a proper portion of the negroes in cutting down the