States Government, out of the contingent fund of the war debt, at the same rate allowed to A. Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee, under appointment March 23d, 1862, viz: at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum, to wit: W. W. Holden, Provisional Governor of North Carolina, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. B. F. Perry, Provisional Governor of South Carolina, seven hundred and fifty dollars. Lewis E. Parsons, Provisional Governor of Alabama, one thousand dollars. James Johnson, Provisional Governor of Georgia, one thousand dollars." And in reply to inquiry, whether any person was filling office not authorized by law, says that, in August last, an office was organized in the Adjutant-General's Bureau for the collection, safe-keeping and preservation of Confederate archives, and Dr. Francis Lieber was appointed chief of that Bureau.
The reason of this appointment was the necessity of having archives collected by a publicist of known character and reputation, in