|Object Name||Letter, Original|
|Date||September 9, 1863|
|Scope & Content||
Letter: original letter written by General James Longstreet to General John Winder. Dates Sept. 9th, 1863. Richmond, VA.
Hd Qrs. Sept 9th 1863
Your letter and the man Wilson are received. The circumstances attending Wilson's trip and statements seem decidedly suspicious. So much so that I have thought proper to return him to you. All that I know about him is through Mr. Harrison who was sent me last spring by the Hon. Secy of War for secret service. Mr. Harrison has frequently mentioned having obtained valuable information from Mr. Wilson who was until lately in the War Dept in Washington. But Wilsons statements have been so conflicting (in the statements sent up by you) that I am inclined to suspect the entire party. I therefore send Wilson back to you. Harrison will be in Richmond to-day and Schiver to-morrow. As important movements are going on I suggest that you endeavor to keep such watch upon these parties and their associates as to prevent their giving any notice of our movements Another man Fenton went down to Richmond a few days ago. It would be will to have him watched also. I fear that some of these parties may give information of our movements to the enemy and I think we should endeavor to prevent it though I don't know that we have sufficient ground for their arrest. I shall discharge Harrison and Schriven from my employment upon reaching Richmond Say the 11th inst.
I remain most respectly
Your obt servt