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who would persuade them that their liberties are engangered, not by the wicked invaders of their country, but by their own Government and their own fellow-citizens.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully and truly, yours,

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

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DUBLIN, VA., March 1, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

The Sixth and Eighth Virginia Infantry and Seventeenth Virginia Cavalry re-enlisted for the war. The present term of the Seventeenth does not expire for nearly two years. All of McCausland's command now in for the war.

SAM JONES,

Major-General.

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RICHMOND, March 1, 1864.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

I have received the following, which may be of some interest to you:

GORDONSVILLE, March 1, 1864.

G. W. RADY,

Superintendent:

I am working to Frederick's Hall. The enemy has been driven back from Charlottesville toward Madison Court-House. Sedgwick's corps is now near Madison Court-House. Heavy firng heard in that direction this evening. From present indications, we shall have a fight near Jack's Shop, or Liberty Mills, immediately. General A. P. Hill's corps has been partially engaged to-day. Demonstration are being made all along our front. The weather may be rather unfavorable for it; now raining hard.

SMITHERS,

Operator.

Very respectfully,

G. W. RADY,

Superintendent Telegraph.

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WILMINGTON, March 2, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

The enemy sent a flag of truce yesterday, by which is learned that the object of their expedition was the capture of General Hebert, the locality of whose quarters hasd been made known by deserters from the Tenth North Carolina Battalion. It was a daring attempt.

W. H. C. WHITING,

Major-General.

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ORANGE COURT-HOUSE, March 2, 1864.

G. W. RADY,

Superintendent:

Courier just in from Madison Court-House. He says enemy have retreated and that we have some few prisoners.

PRINTZ,

Operator.

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