Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler; During the Period of the Civil War Privately Issued Volume 3

Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler; During the Period of the Civil War Privately Issued Volume 3

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... order requiring civil officers to report amount of salaries etc. to him, be revoked. 3rd. That the one per cent on merchandise, one dollar on passes, three dollars on clearing of vessels, be abolished, and that nothing be allowed for that service. 4th. That the Provost Marshal's Court in the state of Virginia, for the collection of debts and the trial of all civil causes by the same in regard to real and personal estate, be abolished and prohibited. The reason of this is so apparent that I do not feel like making further argument in the premises. It is Gen. Butler's duty to attend to the army and its discipline. There is no sort of use for a Military Government in Norfolk or Portsmouth. A sensible, honest Provost Marshal is all that is needed. Two companies to guard the commissary stores is all the army that is wanting. But as to giving place to more Brigadiers and officers, military, I am not going to raise questions or find fault on the subject, but the path of duty is so plain that if the military will only attend to their own business, and let the civil officers attend to theirs, there can be no difficulty--and all will work in harmony. I have never attempted to invade a single right of a military officer, but Tiave been willing for the sake of peace to yield much. Yet I don't intend to give up all the civil rights of the people without a struggle. I am, Yours etc., F. H. Pierpont War Department, Jan. i5, 1864. Endorsed. Official copy, respectfully referred to Maj. Gen. B. F. Butler, Comdg. Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, for his information. D, 0 TO By order of the Sec. Of War From William B. Allison House Rep.. Jany. 41, 1864 Maj. Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Fortress Monroe, Va. Sir: I will thank you to send me, if entirely convenient, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236632753
  • 9781236632753