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(caption title) Communication of Secretary of War.
Confederate States of America. War Dept.
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RICHMOND, VA., Feb. 22, 1865.
To the House of Representatives:
In response to your Resolution of the 25th ult., I herewith transmit for your information, a communication from the Secretary of War, relative to the number of able-bodied men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, "claimed to be exempt from conscription by the Governor, laws and resolutions of the State of Georgia."
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA,
Richmond, Va Feb. 22, 1865.
To the President of the Confederate States:
SIR:--I have received the following Resolution of the House of Representatives, adopted on the 25th ult., and referred by your Excellency to this Department for attention:
"Resolved, That the President be respectfully requested to furnish this House with the number of able-bodied males between the ages of eighteen and forty five years, claimed to be exempt from conscription by the Governor, laws and resolutions of the State of Georgia."
In response, I have the honor to transmit herewith a report from the Superintendent of Conscription containing the information called for by the House.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Secretary of War.
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA,
Bureau of Conscription,
Richmond, Va., Feb. 16, 1865.
Hon. JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Secretary of War:
SIR:--The following resolution of the House of Representatives of the 25th ult., has been referred to this Bureau:
"Resolved, That the President be respectfully requested to furnish this House with the number of able-bodied males between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, claimed to be exempt from conscription by the Governor, laws and resolutions of the State of Georgia."
In pursuance of instructions thereon endorsed, I have the honor to submit the enclosed paper, marked "A."
The return is made from the Reports of the Commandant of Conscripts for Georgia, the only source whence this Bureau can obtain the information.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
JNO. A. PRESTON,
Brig. Gen. & Supt.
THOMAS PINCKNEY, A. A. A. G.