Correspondence between the Secretaries of War and the Treasury, on the Subject of a Deficiency of Funds. Confederate States of America, War Department, Richmond, Va. , Dec. 29, 1864
Richmond, 1864. First edition. 1 leaf folded. 3 pp. "I am satisfied that the discredit of the government has arisen, in a measure, from the delay that has been made in the liquidation of the pressing, urgent and meritorious claims. I am aware of the many strong considerations that induce the restriction of issue as far as practicable, but I venture to suggest, that the current itself probably suffers more discredit from the failure to meet the engagements of the government, than could result from inflation by the issue necessary to redeem them. You can scarcely realize to what extent.. [it] has been the occasion or excuse for desertion, marauding, sale of clothing and equipments, among soldiers," Seddon to Trenholm, 29 Dec. 1864; Secretary of the Treasury Trenholm's response is dated 31 Dec. 1864. Provenance: from the "Record Division, War Department, Rebel Archives" (rubber stamp). Crandall: Confederate Imprints 1330. Parrish & Willingham 2315. A very good copy, faint rubber stamp mark on first page.
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