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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important correspondence — resignation of General Walker. (search)
onor to be, with high consideration, your most humble servant, (S) W. H. T. Walker, Brig. Gen'l Comd'g Brig. To Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Sec. of War, Richmond, Va. Mr. Benjamin's reply. Confederate States America, War Department, Richmond. 29tMr. Benjamin's reply. Confederate States America, War Department, Richmond. 29th Oct. 1861. Sir: Your letter of the 27th inst., has been received. In it you tender your resignation as Brigadier-General in the Provisional Army. It is due to self-respect that I should remark on the impropriety of your using this Departmenresident, and, by his direction, your resignation is accepted. I have the honor to be, Your obedient servant, J. P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War. Maj. Gen. W. H. T. Walker, Richmond, Va. Gen. Walker's Rejoinder. Richmond, Oct. I doubt very much whether, in trying to preserve your own self-respect, (which has not been assailed,) you will not lose the respect of the country. Very respectfully, your ob't serv't. W. H. T. Walker, To Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Richmond, Va.