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Executive Department, city of Jefferson, August 21, 1891.
Prof. Joseph Jones, A. D., Box 1600, New Orleans, La.
dear Sir—I am in receipt of yours of the 17th, asking information concerning the Missouri troops in the Confederate army, and also requesting detailed statement concerning the relations between Missouri and the Confederacy, which would require weeks of labor to prepare, if they could be furnished at all. I have referred that portion of your letter concerning the number of troops from Missouri in the Confederate service to the Adjutant-General's department, of which General Joseph A. Wickham is the head, and have asked the Secretary of State, Captain A. A. Lesueur, who commanded Lesueur's battery in the Confederate service, to make reply to your request for copies of State papers relating to the civil war.


Department of State, city of Jefferson, Mo., August 22, 1891.
Dr. Joseph Jones, New Orleans.
dear Sir—Questions four, five and six of your letter to Governor Francis have been referred to me for reply, and in response would say:

1. This State has passed no law to pension or for the relief of disabled and indigent Confederate soldiers.

2. There is a home for Confederate soldiers at Higginsville, this State, which was established and is being sustained by private contributions, and at which all worthy and needy Missouri exConfede-rates will be received and cared for.

3. In order to comply with your request for ‘State papers, acts, etc., relating to the civil war,’ I would be compelled to send you copies of Session Acts, proceedings of constitutional conventions, etc., which would make a package of considerable size, and not knowing whether you would be willing to pay necessary freight or express charges, I thought best to write you for information on that point. If you wish me to send them, please say whether by freight or express.

A. A. Lesueur, Secretary of State.

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