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162 Southern Historical Society Papers.

RAILROAD AND WAREHOUSE DEPARTMENT,

OFFICE OF COMMISSIONERS, CITY OF JEFFERSON, August 23, 1891.

Hon. DAVID R. FRANCIS, Governor of Missouri :

GOVERNOR Herewith I have the honor to return papers referred to me by you this date.

I believe it to be impossible to give the information desired by Surgeon -General Jones, with any degree of accuracy. There are no records in this State from which it can be obtained, and it is very doubtful if the records of the Confederate war department will fur- nish it.

As regards question No. i, the information must be very inaccu- rate, as Senator Cockrell, in his address at Kansas City a few days since, stated that Missouri furnished more men to the Confederate service than any State, except one. I have given this question some attention, and am confident that twenty-five thousand will include every man and boy in the Confederate service from this State. If the Senator is right, I am out of the way only about sixty thousand ! Very respectfully,

JAMES HARDING.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

RALEIGH, August 22, 1891. Prof. JOSEPH JONES, M. D.,

P. O. Box 1600, Neiv Orleans, La.:

DEAR SIR I am instructed by the governor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the iyth inst., asking for information in regard to the troops furnished by the State of North Carolina during the Civil War, 1861 to 1865.

The information desired is not in this office, consequently cannot be furnished by the governor. He has referred your letter to the adjutant-general of North Carolina, with request that he furnish you such information as he has in his department. Very truly yours,

S. F. TELFAIR, Private Secretary.