We add sixteen pages to this number, and should be very glad to make it a permanent addition; but that depends on the status of our subscription list, and we beg our friends to send us promptly names and money.
Renewals have been coming in with some degree of briskness, but many of our friends have neglected this important matter. Ask your neighbor if he has renewed, and send us some new names.
Reports of the campaigns of 1864-5 are especially desired. The Archive Bureau at Washington lacks many of the most important of these reports, and our files also are very defective for these years. There were none of the battle reports later than May, 1863, published by the Confederate Congress; many of the reports for 1864-5 had never been sent to the War Department, and hence the great deficiency. But we are satisfied that many of these reports are still scattered through the country in the hands of the officers who prepared them or of others, and we beg our friends to make diligent inquiries and to endeavor to secure them for us. Remember that where parties are unwilling to surrender originals, we will receive them as a loan until copies can be made both for our office and the Archive Bureau in Washington.
A Chromo of the inauguration of President Davis at Montgomery, well executed from a photograph taken at the time, has been presented us by the general agent, Mr. Joseph Hurd, Prattesville, Ala., from whom it can be obtained. It is said to be from the only photograph of that important event extant, and many will be glad to preserve in their homes this historical picture.