Walker, Leroy, Autograph Letter Signed
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Walker, Leroy P.; (Brig. Genl./ 1st Sec. War, C.S.A.) Autograph letter, signed “LP Walker / Secretary of War”, Richmond, 2 September, 1861, on Confederate states of America War Department letterhead to Dr. William Morris. 1p., quarto., docketed.
Walker writes to Morris, president of the Southern Telegraph Company in Richmond, requesting cooperation with the government.
Walker includes a quoted passage from General Joseph E. Johnston, complaining that telegraph operators are closing their offices for much of the day on Sundays. He requests, sternly, “that you will cause immediate steps to be taken, to remove the difficulty complained of, in this important branch of the public service.”
Light foxing and chipping at extremities, partially obscuring “War” in signature; small holes near upper left corner, upon vertical fold, and near bottom. Slight separation at bottom of vertical fold. Else very good.