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Stephen R. Mallory

Confederate States of America
Navy Department
Richmond, Jan. 10th 1862

Hon. C. M. Conrad
Chairman of the Committee
on Naval Affairs
In view of the difficulty of pro-
curing seamen, I deem it of very great
importance that authority should be given
to allow a bounty to seamen on their en-
The amount of the bounty may have
reference to that granted by the United States
which is, as I am informed, $90 for
three year enlistments. I would suggest a
bounty of $50 for enlistments of
three years, or for the war, of $30
for two years, and of $20 for one

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I am respectfully
Your ob[edien]t serv[an]t
S R Mallory
Secretary of the Navy

Confederate States of America
Navy Department
Richmond, January 23rd 1865
Hon G A Trenholm
Secretary of the Treasury
I have the honor to request
that a warrant be issued in favor of Edward
M Tidball dispursing agent of the Navy
Department for the sum of eight thousand
six hundred and six ($8,606) dollars with
which he is to be debited on the books of the
Treasury Department to be charged to the
following appropriations viz:
"For compensation of the Secretary of the
Navy, clerks and messengers in his office $2,123.42.
"In incidental and contigual affairs
of the Navy Department."

I am respectfully
S R Mallory
Secretary of the Navy

Published: Fri Jul 20 10:13:47 EDT 2018