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[504] discuss at such a distance, especially as time presses. Could you not come up to-day? I can make you comfortable in my quarters.

Colonel Jordan, A. A. G., has gone up to discuss matters with you. Cannot telegraphic line be established between Humboldt or Union City, and Island No 10?

Mississippi three regiments in six days; balance (seven) shortly.

Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 24th, 1862.
To A. N. T. Beauregard, New Orleans:
All right; will prepare for them.

Are you authorized to take any troops under Act 21st August? Are you authorized, under that Act, to specify the length of time for which you will take them? If you are, please state shortest time. I am doing everything I can. Answer quickly. It is useless to expect war men.

Jackson, Tenn., Feb. 28th, 1862.
To Governor T. O. Moore, New Orleans:
Will accept all good, equipped troops under Act 21st August, that will offer for ninety days. Let people of Louisiana understand here is the proper place to defend Louisiana.

Mobile, Feb. 28th, 1862.
To General Beauregard:
Five regiments, four cavalry companies, and six field-guns, now loading. Five more regiments, heavy guns, and supplies coming from Pensacola. Will be with you myself next week.

All right. Come yourself at once; I wish to see you immediately. I am not well.

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