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Statesa proclamation. Whereas a communication was addressed on the 6th day of July last, (1862,) by General Robert, F, Lee, acting under the instructions of the Secretary of War of the Confederate States of America, to General H. W. Halleck. Geneas, (no answer having been received to said letter,) another letter was, on the 2d August last, (1862,) addressed by Gen, Lee, under my instructions to Gen. Halleck, renewing the inquiry in relation to the said execution of said Mumford with the inhe Government of the United States: And whereas, an answer dated on the 7th August last, (1862,) was addressed to General Lee by Gen. H. W. Halleck, the said General in-Chief of the armies of the United States, alleging sufficient cause for faif Mumford, but measures will be immediately taken to ascertain the facts of the alleged execution," and promising that General Lee should be duly informed thereof; And whereas, on the 29th November last, (1862,) another letter was addressed und
tely recognized, and the exchange of the dead bodies was resumed and continued until completed. On Monday afternoon Gen. Lee sent a flag of truce to Gen. Burnside, asking him to detail men to bury his dead in front of Gen Sumner's grand divisionuth then in the field was three hundred and forty thousand men, as he knew by actual returns to the Government, and that Gen. Lee when he left that city to invade the North, had a force of but fifty-six thousand men, all told. He also stated that the army of the South had always been very much overrated by the North. Lee's Incursion into Maryland. An Englishman on board, who sympathize strongly with the South, told me the other day that the raid of Gen. Lee into Maryland was made soleGen. Lee into Maryland was made solely, for the purpose of possessing Harper's Ferry and the stores collected there, and also for the purpose of securing very large supplies of leather that had been collected for them and awaited their coming. He stated that the trains occupied with t