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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Vice-President Stephens on Martial law. (search)
Vice-President Stephens on Martial law. Gen. Bragg recently declared martial law in Atlanta, Ga, and appointed Hon. James M. Calhoun Military Governor of the city; but Mr. Calhoun, doubtful of his powers sought the counsel of Hon. B. H. Hill and Vice-Pres't Stephens on the subject The latter's reply we find in the Southern Confederacy: Hon, James. M. Calhoun, Atlanta, Ga.: Richmond, Va., Sept. 8, 1862. Dear Sir: Your letter of the 28th ult, to Hon, B. H. H. Hill, was submitted to me by him a few days ago for my views as to the proper answer to he made to your several inquiries touching your powers and duties in the office of Civil Governor of Atlanta, to which you have been appointed by Gen Bragg. I took the letter with the promise to write to you fully upon the whole subject. This, there fore, is the object of my now writing to you. I regret the delay that has occurred in the fulfilment of my promise, it has been occasioned by the press of other engagements, and I