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Bureau of the Adjutant and Inspector General, Appointment Office, September 1st, 1864.
Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

By order.

(Signed)

Ed. A. Palfrey, Lieut.-Col. and A. A. General.

Respectfully submitted as requested to the notice of the President.

(Signed)

J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. 21st September, 1864.

There are two modes of recognizing distinguished service-one by promotion, the other by announcement in orders. See recommendation for the private and note for the brigadier, who I regard as worthy of promotion, when it can be consistently made.

(Signed)

Jeff. Davis. 7th November, 1864.

Adjutant-General. Note the President's endorsement, and if opportunity of promotion occurs, submit.

(Signed)

J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. 9th November, 1864.

Official: H. L. Clay, Assistant Adjutant-General. Assistant and Inspector-General's Office, December 9th, 1864.

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