TREASURY DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,
Greensborough, N. C., April 15, 1865.
General G. T. BEAUREGARD,
SIR: I have the honor to submit the order of the President, of which the following is a copy, in relation to the coin held by me as Treasurer of the Confederate States:
APRIL 15, 1865.
Mr. HENDREN, C. S. Treasury:
SIR: You will report to General Beauregard with the treasure in your possession that he may give to it due protection as a military to be moved with his army train. Four further instructions, you will report to the Secretary of the Treasury.
I have, in accordance with said order, respectfully to request that you will at once desigante the officer to whom the silver coin (estimated to be $39,000) may be transferred, the transfer to be accompanied by a schedule of explanation.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN H. HENDERN,
Treasurer, Confederate States.
Greensborough, N. C., April 16, 1865.
Respectfully referred to General Joseph E. Johnston for his information and action.
The honorable Secretary of War informed me this day that, in case of necessity, the sum referred to was to constitute a part of the military chest of the army, to be used for its most urgent wants.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
General, Second in Command.
HAW RIVER RAILROAD BRIDGE,
April 15, 1865-7. 30 a. m.
General BEAUREGARD, Greensborough:
We shall be delayed by the rising of the Haw. Any news from Danville?
J. E. JOHNSTON.
LEXINGTON, N. C., April 15, 1865.
Honorable JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Secretary of War:
SIR: The operator here has just informed me of important dispatches for you; also of a train that has passed up the road in search of you. I send the dispatches and have ordered the train to be detained here on its return to await your instructions.
Very respectfully, yours,
General St. John desires me to say that he has just arrived from the furnace.
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