Sir,—The papers which I send you, although lengthy, I think ought, in justice to President Davis, to be published; and I think they will be read with interest.
All of the parties named are now dead.
President Davis left the letters in my hands to use at my discretion.
I think the time has now come when it ought to be given to the public, with the paper, ‘ Council of War at Centreville.’
I submit them for publication at your discretion.
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