r Congress; and I can but hope, with the eminent gentlemen who have made me their organ on this occasion, that it will never be permitted to produce effects which I am satisfied no one would more deeply deplore than yourself.
I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, your obedient servant, D. L. Swain.
Printed in Mrs. Spencer's Last Ninety Days of the War in North Carolina, pages 257-260.
This appeal was not in vain.
Orders were issued from the Conscript office to Captain Landis, the district enrolling officer, to grant the exemptions requested.
Col. Peter Mallett, the commandant of conscripts, in communicating the information to Governor Swain says: In performing this duty, Governor, I must express to you the great gratification and interest felt in perusing the report, which will be filed at this office with pride as a North Carolinian, as a relic rather than as a public document.
But this exemption did not relieve all the necessities of the Institution.