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Adjt. & Ins. Genl’s Office

Richmond, Decr 10 /61


            The Secretary of War is of opinion that you are only entitled to pay from the Confederate Government, from the time that you were appointed in its Army – and only then as First Lieutenant; with the addition of $35, for pay as A.D.C. if assigned to duty, as such, by General Lee.

            I am instructed to add that if General Lee expresses to the Department the desire for your services as Asst. Adjt. General, you will be appointed accordingly.

Very respectfully

Yr. obt. servt.

R.H. Chilton


Capt. W. H. Taylor.

            Copawhatchie, S.C.


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 8, M2009.278

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 July 11

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