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salary for the last month, he was on duty, and at his suggestion I telegraphed to you to stop any further amount that may be due him, until his affairs can be fully investigated, which is now being done by Lt. Stevenson.

More cotton and sugar is being cultivated in Texas and La. this season, than since '61. Notwithstanding the great cry of poverty and destitution of last winter. The planters have in some manner raised the means to work their plantations without aid from the Government on the rise in cotton. The prospects for a large crop is good. I am now awaiting orders in this city.

I am Gen'l. very respectfully
yr. obdt. serv't.
F.D. Sewall
Col. &c. Vols.