I would like to know your thoughts on this. Blair doesn't compare these documents to what I've found in the O.R. I have never seen these, or at least I don't recall these documents in the O.R. The documents he presents only go up until April 10th, 1861. I remember Davis, at the last hour, specifically giving Beauregard the authority of the decesion of action; telling Beauregard to prevent the fort from being reinforced with what ever means and at what ever time he felt necessary; but if an attempt to bring in food (only) was made- to allow it. In the end this became Beauregards decision.