MONTGOMERY April 19, 1861.
Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN,
Sunday will be took late. Let them certainly get of to-morrow. Special reasons which cannot be assigned in dispatch. Transportation will of course be provided from point of departure. Answer.
L. P. WALKER.
RALEIGH, N. C., April 19, 1861.
President JEFFERSON DAVIS:
I am greatly in need on and engineer and artillery officers. Send them to me immediately at Raleigh. Great enthusiasm.
J. W. ELLIS.
Governor J. W. ELLIS,
Raleigh, N. C.:
Have ordered a distinguished engineer and two artillery officers to report to you.
HEADQUARTERS STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
April 19, 1861.
[Brigadier General G. T. BEAUREGARD:]
MY DEAR GENERAL: I inclose you the within and I desire prompt action. I therefore suggest Colonel Gregg's regiment and Colonel Pettigrew's. I desire to offer them the honor and to allow them to go or not on this special service. They deserve the honor. If you approve of it, let my aide, the bearer of this, transmit immediately to Colonel Gregg and Colonel Pettigrew the inclosed offer to those regiments, and if they accept please order them to report immediately in the city for instant department to Norfolk. Colonel Pettigrew's regiment is relieved to-day by Colonel Jenkin's regiment, stationed on Sullivan's Islnd, with 1,150 men-a fine regiment; so there is no difficulty there.
In great haste, yours, truly,
F. W. PICKENS,
APRIL 19, 1861.
Governor JOHN LETCHER,
Dispatch received. Have ordered one regiment from Columbia, S. C., and one from Charleston, and two or three companies from Augusta, Ga., somenthing more than your requisition, to proceed immediately to Nortfolk
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