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The Pay Roll Of The Sumter

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At a meeting of the Confedérate Survivors' association in Atlanta Capt. Frank M. Myers laid before the veterans a correspondence of recent date between his brother, Maj. Henry Myers, of Jacksonville, Fia., and Librarían Charles Herbst, of Macon, in reference to the sale by the latter to the Libby Prison mnseuin at Chicago of the pay mnster roll of the Confedérate ship of war Sumter, of which Maj. Myers was nayxnaster. In the letters Maj. Myers pronounces the sale of the relie unautnorized, says he gave it to Mr. Herbst in 1871 only as librarían of the Atlantic library that it might be preserved therein, and he calis upon Mr. Herbst to inake restitución to the Veterans' association. The members of the association, taking the view that this demand makes the price of the document their property, passed a resolution thanking Maj. Myers for the gift, and appointed a committee to make an investigation and take steps toward the recovery of the money. The veterans say they have taken hold of the matter in earnest, and will insist on restitution as long as a chance remains for