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ou the necessity of sending forward to this place every armed man that can be spared from Mississippi at the earliest moment. With great respect, your obedient servant, A. S. Johnston, General C. S. A. His Excellency J. J. Pettus, Governor of Mississippi. A letter to the same purport was addressed to Governor Harris, with a full recognition of the energetic and efficient cooperation he had all along received from him. The following extract is from General Johnston's letter of January 5, 1862, to the secretary: I desire to ask your attention to the vast and methodized preparation of the Northern Government to carry on the war against the Confederacy with a purpose as inflexible as malignant. Their large and well-appointed army, only now held back till the highest point of efficiency is attained by instruction and discipline, must make every patriot contemplate its forward movement with apprehension for the safety of the country, unless, awakened to the peril that m