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accept, however, your suggestion that it would have been more courteous to have sent these documents to you for circulation, and I embrace with pleasure the opportunity thus afforded to inclose to you twenty (20) copies of each of these documents, and rely upon your generosity and desire for peace to give publicity to the same among your officers and men. I have the honor to be General, very respectfully, J. G. Foster, Major-General Commanding. headquarters Department of the Ohio, January 17, 1864. Lieutenant-General Longstreet, Commanding Confederate Forces East-Tennessee: General: I have the honor to acknowledge the reception of your letter of the eleventh inst. The admonition which you gave me against trifling over the events of this great war does not carry with it the weight of authority with which you seek to impress me. I am, nevertheless, ready to respond, in plain terms, to the suggestions conveyed in your first letter, and which you quote in your second despatch,