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h a note as I supposed he wanted, and the Secretary signed it as follows:
Richmond, July 18th, 1862. Brig.-Gen. J. H. Winder.
Sir :--The passports issued by J. B. Jones from this Department to pass the lines of the Confederate armies, and the lines of the Confederate States, are granted by my direction, evidences of which are ohile congratulating myself on the evidence of some firmness and independence in the new Secretary, I received the following note:
Richmond, July 19th, 1862. Mr. J. B. Jones.
Sir :--I have just been directed by the Secretary of War that he has turned over the whole business of passports to Gen. Winder, and that applications foI simply uttered a defiance, and he departed, boiling over with rage.
To-day I received the following note from the Secretary:
July 23D, 1862. J. B. Jones, Esq.
Sir :--You will not issue passports except to persons going to the camps near — Richmond.
Passports elsewhere will be granted by Brig.-Gen. Winder.