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it would be advisable to remove those funds from Jackson, Miss., into the interior as soon as practicable. I must also call the attention of the Department to the absolute necessity for providing this army with an energetic chief commissary, full of expedients and resources; for it is becoming more and more difficult to supply the wants of so large a force as we retire in front of an over-powering enemy. I had the honor of recommending for that difficult position several days ago Maj. Moses J. Wicks, of the Tennessee Cavalry, a gentleman of Memphis, in every way qualified for it, according to the recommendations of those best acquainted with him. The case is urgent and pressing. If in no other way, he could be appointed a lieutenant-colonel of the Provisional Army, and ordered to report to me for duty, when I will assign him to the position referred to. Nearly the same remarks are also applicable to the chief quarter-master of this army; and I have the honor to recommend Mr.
emphis would be the death of the Confederacy, and hence they are rallying to the rescue with a zeal and enthusiasm that will ensure a certain triumph. Every day — almost every hour — reinforcements are coming forward, and all that remains for our people is to "possess their souls in peace," end cherish a cheerful and resolute spirit, and all will undoubtedly work out right, and for the triumph of our cause. Patriotic Examples. A Memphis paper of the 3d says: Yesterday Capt. Moses J. Wicks had his men sworn into the army for the war. He performed a most commendable act, one which we record with high satisfaction as a journalist, and with pride as his friends. He presented each member as sworn in with a check for 300 dollars. The same paper has the following encouraging statement: We have learned from a friend, who has just returned from a tour through the State of Arkansas, that the people in that region of country are all alive to the interests of the Confe