pleasure in laying before our readers another instance of Colonel Duncan's patriotism:
Winchester, July 2, 1861. Hon. C. G. Memminger, Sec'y of Treasury: Dear Sir:
I can think of no manner of celebrating this, my birth-day, more appropriate than that of sending you the enclosed check for $500 to be, used in aiding to defeat Lincoln's mercenaries. Yours, very respectfully, Blanton Duncan.
Confederate States of America, Tress'y Dep't, Richmond, July 11th, 61. Cr. Blaston Duncan, Commanding Kentucky Volunteers, Winchester, Va.: Sir:
Your esteemed favor of the 2d instant, enclosing check for five hundred dollars, to be invested "in the most appropriate manner to aid in the defeat of Lincoln's mercenaries," has been received.
This liberal and patriotic donation is accepted by the Department, and shall be applied in the manner indicated.
It is truly gratifying to see a gallant son of Kentucky, yet attached to the old Union, not only baring his bosom to t