service may be one. I have the honor to be, &c, &c. (signed) Edw'd Stanley, Military Governor, &c.
Gen. French's Reply. Weldon, N. of the 31st ultimo, and a copy of a letter addressed to you by Edw'd Stanley, who signs himself Military Governor of North Carolina.
You asked me to answer "whether the acts complained of by Governor Stanley have my sanction, and whether, as he desires to know the mentdid report to me that he brought but with him some negroes.
Mr. Stanley is a representative of the U. S. Government, and I take it for gI will transmit to the proper authorities your communication and Mr. Stanley's letter.
As it is an acknowledged principle among Christial citizens of their private property.
I deplore, as much as Mr. Stanley does, this taking of civilized beings from their families and hooper, "fit and necessary war measure, " by your Government.
Mr. Stanley says, the "voice of civil authority outside your lines has no lo