Clipped From The Springfield News-Leader
RARE OLD WAR - TIME DOCUMENTS FOUND ON BOONVILLE STREET A farmer who tailed to give hla name, yesterday brought Into the office office of Sheriff Stmt some papen he aald he had found on Boonvllle street, and asked that the sheriff hold them till the owner called for them. On examination It was found that the papers had been the property of an ex - Confederate soldier and that they referred to matters connected with the man's service In the Confederate Confederate army during the civil war. Out of the documents was a die charx from the army of the Confederate Confederate 8'atea. It hurt the name of Fayette V. Rawlins, a private In rompsny O of the Berond Virginia Infantry. Infantry. The paper showed that th soldier had received pay from Jan - uary 1. It - I. to June I. 1M4. a pe rt. - d of ninths sad nine days. a , ,n ra e tn ir per wiooin. ana in - m In . and quartermaster, who certifies to the payment of the amounts mentioned In the document. There was also a letter from the potitofflce department of the Confederate Confederate government, referring to contract contract business. The letter was ad - ! j June Id. Wt to Oitnber SI. of lb Miri.e yoar. f'Mir pHmhs and twewy i n days, at IH p irw - ii'h. Th pa - dressed to J. S. Baumgarten, Rich - j mond, Va The date was dim but It was teen that the letter waa written ' In 1864. It read: J 'Enrlosrd you will receive the prop - : er forms of contract for furnUhlng ' this department with circular marking and rating stamps which you will please execute and return them both: a .w.. mm tirnnr h - AliI Th lU - tr . . . a... a. I. . k. I ..I I a sisnon n. 11. nn. uiiun, im - i vi rtin'rait bureau. " Tie ier and Ink of both doen - rtietita are wora and fadd. The die - rna - s na n - n w winn insi 11 napj bern n .' y to - teste stxlps of pa - per on". H - to hold I tm.ther. It It eld - mlr rmtrh ptlsed hr h wwiief and 1 an he pesalr.ed bv him bv call - I r la s gti - d by L lwts, mJ f ,ir at th nffl tt th - h - rff.