Southern Historical Society Papers/Volume 01/January/Promised Material
There has been promised us, from time to time, a large mass of material on almost every part of the history of the war. A number of gentlemen intend to send us valuable MSS. and documents. But we beg that they will do so at their earliest convenience, as every day's delay lessens the probability of our ever receiving them. These things are so easily forgotten, and MSS. and documents are so easily lost. A distinguished soldier wrote the secretary that he had accumulated a very valuable mass of material which he had intended sending us, but an unexpected fire had destroyed the whole of it.