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[Second indorsement.]

General Bragg for consideration, &c.

J. D.

[Third indorsement.]

MARCH 10, 1864.

I have never known any good to result from a suspension of our laws in disaffected districts. In East Tennessee it undoubtedly resulted in evil.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

[Fourth indorsement.]

Returned to the Secretary of War.

J. D.

[First indorsement.]

MARCH 15, 1864.

Let Honorable Mr. Smith be informed that, on reference to the President, his application has not been approved.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 45. Richmond, February 24, 1864.

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XIII. Major General G. E. Pickett will immediately dispatch to Lexington, N. C., a sufficient force to repress the mob and protect the public property at that place.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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WILMINGTON, February 25, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

Have you received my letters asking for another brigade? I want Kemper at once. Please answer.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, February 28, 1864.

General R. E. LEE:

(Care General G. W. C. Lee, Richmond, Va.)

Enemy camped near James City last night. Previous reports as to numbers corroborated by Captain Strother. Wickham's pickets at Russell's Ford driven in this morning. Nothing received since 9.30 a. m., when enemy was in motion from James City toward Madison Court-House. Atmosphere unfavorable. Nothing seen from mountain. Camp-fires at Brandy and Mitchell's last night as usual. General Early reached here to-day.

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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