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Southern Historical Society Papers.
|For South Carolina||800,000 00|
|For Alabama||900,000 00|
|For Mississippi||800,000 00|
|For Tennessee (Bristol)||500,000 00|
|Remainder for hospitals, tobacco and the miscellaneous service of the department||950,000 00|
The money to meet these drafts has not been furnished, and probably not more than one-sixth of this amount in available funds has been furnished. For example, of the $2,000,000 for Southwest Virginia, there are drafts here for collection for considerably above half. In North Carolina most of the officers have funds to their credit, which they could not obtain, and hence it was useless to add to an idle balance.
I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
|(Signed)||John M. Strother,|
Captain and A. C. S.
Bureau of Subsistence,
'Richmond, February 13, 1865.
This paper is respectfully referred, for the information of the Honorable Secretary of War, in connection with report of the Commissary-General of 9th instant.
L. B. Northrup, C. G. S.
Office Chief Commissary of North Carolina,
Greensboro', 8th February, 1865.
Major S. B. French, C. S., Richmond, Virginia:
Major—Herewith I hand semi-monthly statement of subsistence stores on hand in the State on 31st ultimo. Pork and bacon commences to come in very freely in the eastern counties, but for the want of funds our officers and agents are greatly hindered in purchasing and collecting the same. With money in hand to purchase, they could secure large supplies.
I am, Major, very respectfully,
Your most obedient servant,
Major and Chief Commissary.
Telegram from Major R. J. Moses, having relation to present contingency.
Northrup, C. G. S.
Augusta, Georgia, February 7, 1865.
Colonel L. B. Northrup:Shipments not allowed on South Carolina road. Sending stores to Washington. As I have no means of shipping, I will re-