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2. They were turned over by Littlepage to Halbach, and were read by Dr. Bagby and others before there was any opportunity even if there had been any disposition to forge them.

3. They were carried direct to Colonel Beale, who read them and sent the papers by Lieutenant Pollard to Richmond, while retaining for some time the memorandum-book in which most of the papers were copied, and afterwards sending it also to Richmond.

4. Lieutenant Pollard delivered the papers to General Fitz. Lee, who carried them to President Davis.

5. Every one of these witnesses testify that the papers were the same as those published.

6. We have photograph copies of the originals, which Major Campbell testifies were made under his own ‘immediate supervision,’ which are identical with the published documents, and the writing of which so corresponds to that of Colonel Dahlgren that any competent expert would testify that it is the same.

Can there be the shadow of a doubt, then, as to the full and complete proof of the authenticity of the ‘Dahlgren Papers’?

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