Kirby Smith to T.J. Sprague, May 1865 (undated)
under the circumstances, that it is
difficult to conceive of any objection
with regard to them.
The United States Authority to grant
immunity from prosecution for past
acts to all officers & soldiers &
citizens in the Trans Miss Dept.
On the granting of this immunity
all military ____[?] to the
United States Government to cease.
The Confederate army to be dis-
banded & its officers & soldiers to
be permitted to return to their
homes, transportation to be
furnished as far as practicable
Such officers & soldiers as ____[?]
will be permitted without molesta-
tion to leave the country, with or
without their arms, in a reasonable
The same permission to be granted
Many examples of history teach
that the more generous the terms
Kirby Smith to T.J. Sprague, May 1865 (undated). Records of the Adjutant General, General Correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.