RICHMOND, November 30, 1863.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
GENERAL: Your dispatches of yesterday received. Your request to be relieved has been submitted to the President, who, upon your representation, directs me to notify you that you are relieved from command, which you will transfer to Lieutenant-General Hardee, the officer next in rank and now present for duty.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Adjutant and Inspector General