Laval instructs Drayton to send duplicate drafts requesting the disbursement of the appropriation for Soldiers' Families. The initial drafts were signed by Drayton. The duplicates are instead to be signed by the Parish Chairman. Copy.
Drayton's attorneys reveal a new lease for Drayton Hall has been agreed with a mining company from the North. They hope to remove the current lessee, F.H. Trenholm, as soon as possible. Fees are due for ejecting Moulton Emery and John Prentice (the first lesses).