War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1219 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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The money to meet these drafts has not been furnished, and probably not more than one-sixth of this amount in available funds has been furnished. For example, of the $2,000,000 for Southwest Virginia there are drafts here for collection for considerably above half. In North Carolina most of the officers have funds to their credit which they could not obtain, and hence it was useless to add to an idle balance.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. STROTHER,

Captain and Assistant Commissary of Subsistence.

[Indorsement.]

BUREAU OF SUBSISTENCE,

Richmond, February 13, 1865.

This paper is respectfully referred for the information of the honorable Secretary of War, in connection with report of Commissary-General of 9th instant.

L. B. NORTHROP,

Commissary-General of Subsistence.

[Inclosure Numbers 5.] OFFICE CHIEF COMMISSARY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Greensborough, February 8, 1865.

Major S. B. FRENCH,

Commissary of Subsistence, Richmond, Va.:

MAJOR: Herewith I hand semi-monthly statement* of subsistence stores on hand in the State on 31st ultimo. Pork and bacon commences to come in very freely in the eastern counties, but for the want of funds our officers and agents are greatly hindered in purchasing and collecting same. With money in hand to purchase they could secure large supplies.

I am, major, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

JAMES SLOAN,

Major and Chief Commissary.

[First indorsement.]

BUREAU OF SUBSISTENCE,

Richmond, February 11, 1865.

Respectfully submitted for the information of the Commissary-General.

S. B. FRENCH,

Major and Commissary of Subsistence.

[Second indorsement.]

BUREAU OF SUBSISTENCE,

Richmond, February 13, 1865.

This paper is respectfully referred for the information of the honorable Secretary of War, in connection with report of Commissary-General of 9th instant.

L. B. NORTHROP,

Commissary-General of Subsistence.

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