I have been unable to get satisfactory answers from either the War Department, or from gentlemen in Congress from our State; write therefore to John B. Alley, your member of Congress: from him I have always had an answer whenever I have written him. If he cannot accomplish the purpose, he will at least attend to the business, and return an intelligent answer.Accordingly, on the 11th of January, the Adjutant-General, at the request of the Governor, wrote the following letter to Mr. Alley:—
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