The Correspondence of Jonathan Worth Volume N . 1

The Correspondence of Jonathan Worth Volume N . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...enterprise. If the old works shall not be captured and should produce enough, it could not be distributed for want of transportation. The works can be immediately closed and reimburse all the money the State has advanced and has supplied salt at prices saving $fi00.000.00 to customers. I know not what my son will do but suppose he will decline to remove the works until the Gov. can be heard from, and in the meantime may be put under military arrest. Whether you can do anything to arrest this high-handed proceeding I know not, but I have thought it expedient to inform you of the facts. I am more beset with the difficulties of managing the Treasury than I ever have been; and considering the cares and responsibilities of my position and that my salary will not supply a half bushel of corn per day, I do not feel over comfortable. Richmond, Va. To David G. Worth. Raleigh, June 8tli, 1864. Relming to closing Qov Vance is in the western part of the State and your of Stale salt works. _ r J communication may not reach him for some days. Col. Little says he has sent a telegram to him, apprising him of Gen. Whiting's order. You ought not to obey the order till you hear from the Gov., and you ought respectfully to insist on the Gen. that, as you are a State officer, that he ought not to require you to break up a great State work, until you have the sanction of the Gov. If he insist upon immediate obedience before you can hear from the Gov., respectfully decline to obey and let him put you and your men under guard, if he thinks proper. Keep cool!--And request him to bring the proof of any tampering with the enemy by any of your men, and if such proof be made, turn them over. I will write you more fully tomorrow. All well. If you disband before you hear more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620879
  • 9781236620873