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Headquarters Virginia Forces,

Richmond, Va., May 22, 1861—9 a.m.

General Gwynn:

Call on the governor of North Carolina for the force you require to the full extent. Two hundred laborers are on the way to you.

 R E Lee



Source: The War of the Rebellion, Series 1, Volume 2, p. 866

Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2019 March 20

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