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PRIVATE.] JULY 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Commanding:

GENERAL: Would General Grant, at your request, send those men or regiments north who express a desire for that in preference to being paroled?

Respectfully,

M. L. SMITH.

HEADQUARTERS, Vicksburg, July 6, 1863.

Major General MARTIN L. SMITH,

Commanding DIVISION:

GENERAL: Your note of this date, marked private, has been received In reply, I have to say that whatever action General Grant might see fit to take, should a proposition of the character referred to in your note be made to him by me, I shall, under no circumstances, make such a proposition.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HEADQUARTERS BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION, Midway, July 6, 1863-2 a. m.

[D. V. ADAMS:]

GENERAL; I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that you will move at daylight with your command south of the railroad to Clinton; your trains in advance of your troops.

You will keep a strong rear guard, and look well to an advance of the enemy from the direction of the Big Black. Vicksburg has fallen, and the movement requires both celerity and vigilance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[JOHN A. BUCKNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.]

[JULY 6-7, 1863. -For General Pemberton's circulars in reference to negro servants, see McPherson to Pemberton of these dates, in Union correspondence, &c., pp. 481,484.]

HDQRS. PAROLED PRISONERS, Vicksburg, July 7, 1863.

Major General MARTIN L. SMITH, Commanding DIVISION:

GENERAL: In a conversation this morning with Major-General McPherson, U. S. Army, he informed me that no persons belonging to my troops would be permitted to refuse the parole: that no permission would be granted by the United States authorities to pass their lines, unless with my consent, and that the oath of allegiance to the United States would not be administered to any member of my army.

You are requested to inform the troops of your DIVISION accordingly.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. PEMBERTON.

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