uished an officer, whose personal acquaintance it has always been my desire to make, and whom Russia will be proud to welcome on her soil.
Believe me, my dear Captain Maury, your sincere well wisher, Constantine, Grand Admiral of Russia.
Richmond, Va., 29th October, 1861.
Admiral — Your letter reached me only a few days ago. It fills me with emotions.
In it I am offered the hospitalities of a great and powerful Empire, with the Grand Admiral of its fleets for patron and friend.
Induission of only one sentence, which does not affect its general significance.
The correspondence will illustrate the relations which prevailed between the two distinguished patriots, and is alike honorable to both:
President Davis's answer.Richmond, Va., August 11, 1863. General R. E. Lee, Commanding Army of Northern Virginia:
Yours of the 8th instant has just been received.
I am glad that you concur so entirely with me as to the wants of our country in this trying hour, and am happy to
Sims, Lieutenant-Colonel Quartermaster. Brigadier-General Lawton, Quartermaster-General.
Confederate States of America, War Department, Engineer Bureau, Richmond, Virginia, 16th February, 1865. Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary War:
Sir — I have somewhat delayed answering the circular from your office of the 7th instant, i
With great respect,
Your obedient servant, J. F. Gilmer, Major-General and Chief of Bureau.
Confederate States of America, Surgeon-General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, February 9th, 1865.
Sir — In reply to the circular of the 7th instant, from your office, I have the honor to submit the following report:
By recent ithrough our lines in Mississippi and Alabama, no fear need be entertained that the sick and wounded of the army will suffer for the want of any of the essential articles of the supply table.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. P. Moore, Surgeon-General C. S. A. Hon. John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.