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to Cumberland Gap, and sent to Richmond, Va., I deem it due to all those who have had me in actual custody, to state that they have treated me with uniform civility and kindness. To Captain Powell, at Cumberland Gap, and Lieutenants Plumiee and Cocke, and Sergeant Gillespie, who had charge of the 70 men who guarded me from the Gap to Abingdon, and to the soldiers under their command, I feel especially indebted for their remarkable good conduct on the way, and the respectful treatment I received at their hands. Of Major Lee, and Lieutenants Plumlee and Cocke, and the men who brought me from Abingdon to Richmond, and have had charge of me since I came here, I have no language at my command sufficient to express my sense of the manner in which they discharged their duty, they being as careful to protect me against violence and insult, as to prevent my rescue or escape. I have deemed it proper to prepare this statement in the hope that my friends will cherish no feelings of unki