HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,
Huntsville, March 7, 1862.
Lieutenant O'BRIEN, Third Tennessee Regiment.
SIR: General Johnston having just learned that you have brought Doctor Brownlow to Wartrace as a prisoner excepts you to return him to his home or relase whim where he now is as he may elect.
W. W. MACKALL,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, CENTRAL ARMY,
March 8, 1862.
In obedience to the others of the Secretary of War of the Confederate States the officers in charge of W. G. Brownlow will conduct him under a flag of truce to the most convenient and practicable point of the lines of the enemy and deliver him over to the Federal authorities.
By command of Major-General Crittenden:
POLLOK B. LEE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMETN OF EAST TENNESSEE,
April 21, 1862.
Mrs. W. G. BROWNLOW, Knoxville.
MADAM: By Major General E. Kirby Smith I am directed most respectfully to inform you that you and your children are not held as hostages for the good behavior of your husband as represented by him in a speech at Cincinati recently, and that yourself and family will be required to pass beyond the C. S. line on thirty-six hours from this date. Passports will be granted you from this office.
W. M. CHURCHWELL,
Colonel and Provost-Marshal.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., April 21, 1862.
Colonel W. M. CHURCHWELL, Provost-Marshal.
SIR: Your official note as provost-marshal for East Tennessee ordering myself and family to remove beyond the limits of the Confederate States within the next thirty-six hours is just received and I hasten to reply to it. My husband as you are aware is not here to afford me his protection and counsel; and being well night in the evening of life with a family of dependent children I have to request as a matter of indulgence that you extend the time for my exile a few days longer as to leave within the time prescribed by your mandate would result in the total sacrifice of my private interests.
I have to request the further information what guarantee of safety your passport will afford myself and family.
ELIZA A. BROWNLOW.
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