ed against me on the steamer from Mobile to Montgomery on any occasion, or for any cause whatever.
On the contrary, I parted from all the passengers, with whom I had any intercourse, so far as I know, on terms of mutual kindness.
The writer of the article affirms that the passport under which I left New Orleans contained an unusual clause, adverse to the Confederate States.
My passport is in the usual printed form used by the Federal authorities at New Orleans, under which thousands of its citizens have left the city, a number of whom were in and passed through Montgomery about the same time with myself.
My loyalty to the South is sufficiently known to a large acquaintance in New Orleans, where I have resided for upwards of twenty years, and to many friends in Virginia, in which State I was born and educated.
There are other misstatements and false inferences in the article, which I do not deem it necessary to notice. Very respectfully, your ob't serv't. Jno. Finney.