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

April the 11th 1863
Adj J. Samuels

Dear Sir
I seat my self to ask you the reason why you did not sent me money as well as my men was not sent around [unreadable text] you allow me for 10 more nths [sic] & 20 days now Sir iff [sic] I must serve ten months and 20 days for the dutiful sum of 100 dollars and besides furnishing the Company about 5 month iff [sic] this is what I have to and if with I am served and broke up my time up to the last of February you will please Se [sic] the governor and ask him to send me the rest of my day up to the last day of February I have since that time been out everyday and to day I came to Charleston after some ammunition I have are [unreadable text] from the orderly Sargent [sic] of my Co and you will send me that role and that time book that I left with you by the first male direct to Charleston [unreadable text] 126-------

and by so doing will oblige me iff [sic] the governor dont intend to pay me any thing I would like for him to say so there is [unreadable text] 00 dollars coming to me besides what I have paid out for the [unreadable text] post of the Co you will please answer me without delay yours truly

Wm King Capt

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

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