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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
ngregation, too. My daughters (poor) were among the five, and handed him several pairs. They sent one pair to their cousin S. Custis, Clingman's brigade, Hoke's North Carolina division. Mr. Lewis, disbursing clerk of Post-Office Department, has that he has influenced the President's mind on this subject? Did he influence the mind of his father-in-law, G. W. Park Custis, to emancipate his hundreds of slaves? Gen. Lee would have been heir to all, as his wife was an only child. There's somfearful responsibility! Gold is quoted at $35 for $1-illusory! Perhaps worse. The statistics furnished by my son Custis of the military strength of the Confederate States, and ordered by the President to be preserved on file in the departmen0,000 have been killed, 50,000 permanently disabled, and 55,000 are prisoners; still 500,000 available would be left. Custis has drafted, and will send to the President, a bill establishing a Corps of Honor, with a view to excite emulation and t