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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, Tenn., April 22, 1862.

General S. COOPER, Richmond, Va.:

I have directed Brownlow's and Maynard's families to leave East Tennessee. I wish them to go via Nortfolk. Can they pass that way?

E. KIRBY SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL,

April 22, 1862.

Mrs. W. G. BROWNLOW.

MADAM: At your request the time for your leaving to join your husband is extended until Thursday morning next. The route will be via Kingston and Sparta. Your safety will be the soldiers sent along for your protection to the lines of the enemy.

Very respectfully,

W. M. CHURCHWELL,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL,

April 23, 1862.

Major H. L. CLAY, Assistant Adjutant-General.

SIR: Names of the following persons to go to Nortfolk: Mrs. Eliza Brownlow and three children, Miss Mary Brownlow, Mrs. Sue C. Sawyers and child, John B. Brownlow. This office has had no communicate with Mrs. Maynard since notifying her but understand she leaves this morning. No application has been made for passport. No officer has yet reported to go to Nortfolk. Will be sent to Major General E. Kirby Smith's headquarters for instructions as soon as he reports here.

Respectfully,

[W. M. CHURCHWELL,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal.]

HEADQUARTES DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Knoxville, April 24, 1862.

Lieutenant JOSEPH H. SPEED,

Twentieth Regiment Alabama Voluntees.

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that you proceed from this place to-morrow morning in charge of the following-named persons: Mrs. Eliza Brownlow and three children, Miss Mary Brownlow, Mrs. Sue C. Swayers and child, John B. Brownlow, Mrs. Maynard and three children, whom you will take to Mortfolk, Va., to be transported thence to the enemy's lines. You will show them all proper attention on the way thither and protect them against offensive intursion. After arriving at Nortfolk you will report to the commanding officer and request that just prior to their embarkation a careful examination be made of their luggage and persons for letters or papers of a treasonable