APRIL 8TH, 1861: G.T. Beauregard to Major Robert Anderson:
"Sir, I have the honor to inform you that from and after this day no mails will be allowed to go to or come from Fort Sumter until further instructions from the Confederate Government at Montgomery."
APRIL 9TH, 1861: Robert Anderson to G.T. Beauregard:
"He had received the notice of the 8th about the cessation of mail to and from Fort Sumter. he "respectively request that you would be pleased to have the mail or mails which were forwarded prior to the receipt of your notification returned to this post.
"Confidently hoping that you will comply with the request."