allurements extending over a period of three months sold a small quantity of goods to one of Franks detectives, was arrested, bailed out, and the second day informed through a third party that he would be released and his store given up if he would pay Capt Franks $15000, The same scandalous and traitorous course is pursued on the Memphis and Charleston R. R. in the way of smuggling, My Nephew was offered one Thousand dollars per month, by a Rail Road employee, to aid in smuggling, the truth is, It is a gigantic scheme to smuggle goods out, the employees being the parties engaged in it. How is it that (the (Confed) Col Richardson, Guerilla chief, has such an abundant supply of new repeaters, and even the new Burnside Carbine,? ..." ALS, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received.
March 4th 1863.
MAJ. GEN. HURLBUT,
COMD. G 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Admiral Porter has, at my request sent a gun boat to bring down, or convoy the Paymasters with their funds. I wish you would hasten them off with all dispatch. The absenc[e] of the Paymasters has a very depressing effect upon the men many of whom have families at home suffering for the means of subsistence. Then too I hope to be able to make a move very soon which may delay payments for some time. —I was excessively put out at the nonarrival of Paymasters with funds.
U. S. GRANT
Maj. Gen. Com
ALS, DNA, RG 94, War Records Office, Military Div. of the Miss. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 83-84. On March 4, 1863, Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins wrote to Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut. "You will send the Twenty-five Paymasters that were ordered here from Memphis, for the purpose of paying the troops at this place, with their funds, at once, as prisoners, under a sufficient guard, in charge of a reliable Commissioned officer, for the protection of them and their funds. This disobedience of orders and trifling with the payment of troops, will not be tolerated." LS, DNA, RG 393, 16th Army Corps, Letters Received. O. R., I, xxiv, part 3, 83. On March 7, Hurlbut wrote to Rawlins. "Col Webster will have his rolling stock over tomorrow. I have issued orders to call in garrisons to Jackson