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VickyR at Jan 30, 2024 07:42 PM

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Executive Department
Montgomery, Ala. April 8th 1863
Capt. J.A. Winbourne, A.2.M. Care of Duff Green, & Co. Vicksburg, Miss.
Sir: I am, to day, in receipt of your letter of 6th inst. for which am obliged. I recd on the 2d inst. your dis-
patch from Vicksburg, in these words "Can make no monied arrangements here - think it doubtful at
Jackson. If I fail, what shall I do? Answer at Jackson." I answered, by telegraph, to Jackson, on the 3d in these
words, "Did Gen. Green furnish you with a letter of credit from Bank of Mobile? & will it not be available? Answer
and wait at Jackson, for futher orders." Your failure to return to Jackson explains why I had not heard from you
until the receipt of the letter now befor me. There is no objection to your Sojourn at Vicksburg, with the 30th Ala-
bama Regiment, as reported by you, & your suggestions - as to your plans - are approved. You will reply, however,
by letter, to the questions in the above dispatch, sent to you at Jackson. E. I met with Mr Street, one of the part-
ners of Col. Bradford, the other day, just through from New Iberia; and he is quite hopeful. The Co. had raised
300,000 lbs salt, and are trying to get it through. I hope they may be sucessful. E. I agree with you that
a change must occur in our Military Status, before long, & trust that the God of Battles will give
us the Victory. E. Let me here from you again, Soon, &, while in the proximity of the Enemy, give me
any information, of interest, you may obtain.
Respy, Your obt Sert
(Signed) Jno Gill Shorter

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