rris and W. H. Echols, Provisional Engineer Corps.
The accumulation of the enemy's troops, transports, and ironclad vessels at Port Royal during the months of February and March, and subsequently in the North Edisto and Stono rivers, having convinced me that the long-threatened attack on Charleston was immediately impending, evd, after trial, that this does not work, take one-fourth, irrespective of former contributions, except from those who voluntarily furnished labor at my call last February and March.
Working on railroads cannot be taken as ground of exemption.
Negroes found in your district—refugees—of course must fare the same with others.
not in this way become a part of the currency or tend to depreciate it.
What Mr. Memminger says about the short time from the formation of the Confederacy in February and May, when the blockade was declared, is equally without point or force; it is well known that the blockade so-called, during the summer and fall of 1861, and