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Child of the Rebellion: West Virginia Sesquicentennial
Civil War Union Militia Correspondence

August 5th, 1865

Dear Sir:
By examining the pay roll enclosed you will see that there is an error in carrying out the pay of Samuel Ross at $15.87, instead of $31.55 as it should have been. I did not discover the error myself until I came to pay Ross, and therefore paid him $31.55, which leaves the sum of $15.68 due me by the state. Please remit this amount to me the first safe opportunity.

Yours &e
James H. Ferguson

Guyandotte W. Va
August 5th , 1865

Cheques[sic] on the M&M Bank
for 1568 sent to Captain
Ferguson Sept. 15, 1865

George W. Brown
Col. QM Genl.

Transcription by Jeffrie Carroll, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University

Militia Box 03, Folder 1

West Virginia Archives and History