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of the people of Mississippi were extended to our sick soldiers with a liberality so bountiful that the thanks of our whole people are due to them.
No eulogy could do them justice.
The Daily Southern Crisis, a newspaper published at Jackson, Miss., by that staunch patriot, J. W. Tucker, in its issue of March 28, 1863, says: The wheat crop in Mississippi looks very promising—in fact it could not be better.
There is a large surface of our soil in wheat, promising flour in abundance after the May harvest.
If there are no more frosts this State will furnish wheat enough to supply half the Confederacy in flour for the next year; * * * but a small crop of cotton planted, which shows the good sense of our people.
On April 29, 1863, the corporate authorities of Columbus wrote to President Davis: We beg to say that our patriotic planters had, to a large extent, anticipated your recent proclamation, and have planted their broad prairie acres in grain and other articles for the subsistenc