P.H. Winston, Esq.
In connection with Messers Webb, Wilson, Mitchell & Skinner, I wrote a letter to the Sect. of War about a week ago in behalf of a Mr. T. S. Everett, an aged federal prisoner, clerk in the Quartmaster’s Dept in Plymouth, when taken by Gen. Hoke. He is now confined in Camp Sumpter Andersonville Ga. He is a non-combatant & has never borne arms vs. Government. It was about doubtless through his influence that we were released.
If agreeable to your sense of duty, will you be so kind as to call the attention of the Secretary to the letter if he has received it. We have written for his parole. On your next visit to Richmond, Please attend to the above, and you will very much oblige
Truly Yours &c,
Your friends are all well, hoping that you and family are enjoying the same blessings
We sent two letters to the Sect of War, one by way of Garysburg, and the other through Gov. Vance
Source: Patrick Henry Winston Papers, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh and found on www.ncecho.org.