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Florence or Nashville. The State cannot furnish arms, nor
can your Rifles be bored out in time. If you can't get Shotguns
you had better take the Rifles in their present condition with
bullet moulds and powder horns. This is the advice of Genl
Johnson under whose requisition the call for Troops is made.

Write immediately to Mr. George Goldthwaite, Montgomery, when
you will be ready to march and orders will be issued to you at once.

Very Respectfully
(Signed) A. B. Moore
Aid de Camp.

Executive Department,
Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 11th, 1861.

Mr. John A. Graham

Sir,

I have received your favour of this date tendering your
resignation of the office of Auditor of the Treasury, in deference to an
Act passed by the General Assembly abolishing the office, if in the opinion
of the Governor the said office is no longer necessary
. This Act of the
General Assembly was in fact not necessary, for the office under the law
which created it was subject to be discontinued by the Executive whenever
in his judgment it could properly be dispensed with. I am quite
sure that the variety and extent of the labors discharged by the
office could not have been familiar to many in the General Assembly
and that there could not have been a deliberate purpose to abolish
the office ; and as in my judgment the public interest requires that
the office of Auditor to the Treasury should be continued I do not feel
at liberty to abolish it.

For these reasons I have deemed it proper to decline to accept
your resignation, and respectfully request you to withdraw it and
to continue in the discharge of the duties of Auditor of the Treasury,
an office you have filled with so much efficiency.

Respectfully Yours
(Signed) Jno. Gill Shorter

Executive Department,
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 12th, 1861.

Hon. A. B. Moore

Dear Sir,

I have the honor herewith to hand you a Commission
as Aid de Camp in my Military Staff, with the rank of Colonel,

This appointment is tendered you not only as a testimonial of my
high personal appreciation and regard, but in order if agreable
to you to secure your valuable aid at this juncture in providing
for the military necessity of the State, in connection with which
I desire to assign you special duties.

Hoping it may be in your power to accept this
Commission, I am

With Great Respect
Yours &c.
(Signed) John Gill Shorter,

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