ought to be held in reserve for the erection of field works, or any like labor which a certain exigency might require.
I therefore abandon the idea of devoting any part of this million dollars to importing ordnance from abroad.
In this opinion I am confirmed by every officer with whom I have consulted.
It will be seen, however, that the pressure of causes forced the Governor to change his opinion.
We find on the Governor's files a letter dated Atlanta, Ga., April 10, 1863, signed Henry Shelby, and directed to his brother, Captain William Shelby, Co. B, Second Regiment, Georgia Infantry, C. S.A., on which is endorsed by Colonel Browne, The within is a copy of an original letter taken in the engagement at Chancellorsville, by a sergeant in an Ohio regiment.
This letter gives an account of a visit to Atlanta by Jefferson Davis, and of a conversation held by him in regard to the Alabama visiting Boston.
A portion of the letter is too vulgar to quote.