Below appears the following addition in the same hand as the signature, which is different from the body of the communication, and I presume is made by General Bragg himself:
C. R. B.
My own money all in Confed paper, and very limited.
Chester, 27 April.Gen. York,—Forward following dispatch by courier to Gen'l Breckinridge. （Sig.)
Hon. J. C. Breckinridge, Company Shops,—Some time ago I notified Gen'l Johnston not to include me in any surrender. You gave me orders to move on (25th). In return I find army surrendered. Think I am free. What is your decision? Answer here and Greensboro.
Wade Hampton, Lt. General This is in my father's hand-writing: C. R. B.
Love's Ford, Broad River, April 28th, 1865.Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton, Greensboro, Lexington, Salisbury, or any other point on line,—Your dispatches of 27th rec'd. The verbal directions to you contemplated your meeting Gen. Johnston, and his action before any convention with enemy. If my letter to him of 25th, which you carried, was not rec'd before completion of terms, the Gov't, with its imperfect knowledge of the facts, cannot interfere as to the body of the troops; but, in regard to yourself, if not present nor consenting, it is the opinion of the Government that you, and others in like condition, are free to come out.
John C. Breckinridge, Sec. of War.