--The following letter has been received by the committee in reply to the resolutions adopted at the meeting of Louisianian in Mobile
on the 19th ult., and forwarded by them to Gen. Beauregard
charleston, March 28th, 1864.
Accept for yourselves, and for the other officers and soldiers from Louisiana
, who met with you at Mobile
on the 19th instant, my heartfelt thanks for the lofty and touching sentiments expressed in the resolutions which you were pleased to pass on the occasion of the sad event which has torn from me a most dear and beloved wife, and from the State
to which she belonged, one of its brightest jewels and ornaments.
died a martyr to our cause.
Her continued and long separation from the chosen one of her heart, under the trying circumstances she had to pass through, was more than her care-worn and enfeebled condition could endure.
Yet she departed not from life without giving utterance to her undiminished devotion to that noble cause, and to her unshaken faith in its ultimate triumph.
She was a true and fervent patriot.
The foul breath of even the most vile among the vilest of our enemies never could taint the pure atmosphere that surrounded her.
How bright, how glorious I would deem the day on which it were given to me, at the head of my brave and so hard tried compatriots, to rescue, with her hallowed grave, the noble State that bestowed such honors upon her remains, from the footsteps of the foe who pollutes them by his presence.
Major Hy. St. Paul
j. T. Purves
, Lieut charles Arroyo
, committee, Mobile, Ala.