Col. L. THOMAS Adjutant-General:
DEAR COLONEL: In another envelope I shall send a No. 96, Which you will be pleased to destroy.
That God will preserve our beloved country, is the heart-felt prayer of your friend,
SOURCES: Samuel Wylie Crawford, The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861, p. 386; The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 1, (Serial No. 1), p. 293