1 p., 4to, some stains, Smithsonian receipt stamp. GETTING SUPPLIES INTO BESIEGED PETERSBURG. "I was absent when your apostolic warning came on the 1'st Inst. in regard to supplies for the poor for Petersburg. I would say 'Peccavi' ["I have sinned"] but for instructions from Richmond, and the highly respectable declaration that whoso provideth not for his own household is worse than an infidel. I knew that I would be held accountable for the ability of my troops to move. The difficulty however I believe has been removed." Breckinridge fled his native Kentucky in October 1861 and was officially declared a traitor to the United States. In November 1861 he was appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and saw action at, among other places, Shiloh, Stones River, Vicksburg, and Cold Harbor. He exiled himself to Cuba, Europe and then Canada before returning to Kentucky and a career in law and the railroad business. -- WATTS, T. H. (1819-1892). ALS ("T. H. Watts") to Louis Ashmead, Montgomery, Al., 2 August 1873. 2 pp., 4to, tipped into a larger sheet. Tentatively agreeing to take on a case. Watts served as Confederate Attorney General from March 1862 to December 1863. -- NORTHROP, Lucius B. (1811-1894) ALS ("L. B. Northrop") to George W. Randolph, Richmond, 2 October 1861. 2 pp., 4to, blue paper, on stationery of Confederate States of America Subsistence Department. Northrop writes the Confederate War Secretary: "Subsistence should precede other demands," especially "in the face of increasing forces, bad crops both of grain & hogs & the exhaustion of large districts of productive country..." Together three items. (3) " /> BRECKINRIDGE, John C. (1821-1875), <I>C. S. A. General and Secretary of War</I>. ALS ("John C. Breckinridge") to Rev. John Miller, Dublin Depot, Va., 16 April 1864. <I>1 p., 4to, some stains, Smithsonian receipt stamp</I>. GETTING SUPPLIES INTO BESIEGED PETERSBURG. "I was absent when your apostolic warning came on the 1'st Inst. in regard to supplies for the poor for Petersburg. I would say 'Peccavi' ["I have sinned"] but for instructions from Richmond, and the highly respectable declaration that whoso provideth not for his own household is worse than an infidel. I knew that I would be held accountable for the ability of my troops to move. The difficulty however I believe has been removed." Breckinridge fled his native Kentucky in October 1861 and was officially declared a traitor to the United States. In November 1861 he was appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and saw action at, among other places, Shiloh, Stones River, Vicksburg, and Cold Harbor. He exiled himself to Cuba, Europe and then Canada before returning to Kentucky and a career in law and the railroad business. -- WATTS, T. H. (1819-1892). ALS ("T. H. Watts") to Louis Ashmead, Montgomery, Al., 2 August 1873. <I>2 pp., 4to, tipped into a larger sheet</I>. Tentatively agreeing to take on a case. Watts served as Confederate Attorney General from March 1862 to December 1863. -- NORTHROP, Lucius B. (1811-1894) ALS ("L. B. Northrop") to George W. Randolph, Richmond, 2 October 1861. <I>2 pp., 4to, blue paper, on stationery of Confederate States of America Subsistence Department. Northrop writes the Confederate War Secretary: "Subsistence should precede other demands," especially "in the face of increasing forces, bad crops both of grain & hogs & the exhaustion of large districts of productive country..." <I>Together three items</I>. (3) | Christie's