War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0609 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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scripts who are allowed to remain in their companies only until the exigency shall have passed away.

The Governor suggests that it would be well to have the arms ordered here at once, so that when the troops have arrived there will be no delay in arming them.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. GARLINGTON,

Adjutant and Inspector General, South Carolina.

[Sub-Inclosure.]

ORDNANCE BUREAU, Richmond, July 30, 1863.

Governor M. L. BONHAM,

Charleston, S. C.:

GOVERNOR: Your letter of 24th instant to honorable Secretary of War, in reference to arming 5,000 conscripts for "service within the State for six months from August 1," has been referred to this bureau.

Please to cause requisitions to be addressed by colonels of regiments, showing the strength of the command, to Colonel G. W. Rains, commanding C. S. Arsenal, Augusta, Ga.

Requisitions must be approved by the mustering officer of the Confederate service.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. GORGAS,

Colonel, Chief of Ordnance.

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