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nothing. If you cannot act, please forward it to him." No such letter has reached me. Your dispatch to General Loring I have forwarded by special courier. I send yesterday three days' provisions for the four regiments of the brigade on Sewell, and gave directions that the troops sent yesterday should take the same quantity with them. It was reporte to me that this order had been executed. I shall start immediately additional provisions for the troops, and shall use every possible effort to keep them suplied. The country hereabouts is this morning inundated by the subsistence for stock; still, every human effort shall be made in this direction.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

John B. FLOYD.

By WM. E. PETERS,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, September 27, 1861.

His Excellency Henry T. CLARK,

Governon of North Carolina:

SIR: Your letter of the 24th of September, * in regard to persons, citizens of North Carolina, who have taken the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States, has been received. The mode of procedure against such persons will be through the Confederate courts, before which they will be indicted for treason by the district attorney of the Confederate States in North Carolina. The information contained in Your Excellency's letter will be at once communicated to that officer.

Respectfully,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, September 27, 1861.

The DISTRICT ATTORNEY, CONFRDERATE STATES,

Goldsborough, N. C.:

SIR: Information has been received at this Department by a letter from His Excellency the Governon of North Carolina, under date 24th of September,* that certain persons residing on or near these coast of North Carolina, citixens of the Confederate States, have taken the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States and have been engaged in the circulation of proclamation, &c., of a treasonable character. His Excellency further informs me that several of these persons have been arrested and are now held as prisoners. I take the earliest opportuniry to communicate these facts to you, that you may at once institute the necessary proceedings against them in the Confederate courts.

Respectfully,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Acting Secretary of War.

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* See VOL. IV, p. 657.

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