Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent.
On Dec. 9, 1862, USG telegraphed to Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, Jackson. "The Army now having penetrated far into Mississippi trade may be resumed in Tennessee subject only to Treasury restrictions and such other restrictions as local Commanders may deem necessary to preserve good order and discipline" Telegram received, ibid., 16th Army Corps, 4th Division, Telegrams Received; copies, ibid., Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91. O. R., I, xvii, part 2, 396.
On Dec. 10, USG wrote to Lt. Col. Charles A. Reynolds, Holly Springs. "Take measures to secure all confiscated Cotton and Cotton brought in by public teams. Speculators violating orders will be reported to Post Commander who will expel them." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91; DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent. On the same day, USG wrote to Brig. Gen. John McArthur, Abbeville. "Have all Cotton brought in by Govt teams marked C. A. R. Chief Q. M. Holly Springs and when the Cars commence running ship it to him." Copies, ibid.
Oxford Miss Dec 10, 12 M 
MAJ GEN H W HALLECK
Following dispatch just recd from Corinth Miss Dec 10th 1862.
MAJ GENL U. S. GRANT
The news from Bragg is that Kirby Smith is at Mumfreesboro Breckenridge at Shelbyville 1 Bragg Short distance