West Union July 24th/64
Capt Holdridge S. Sayre of this County wishes a recruiting commission under the Presidents last call for 500000 men. Mr. Sayre can recruit a good many men in our county, and I believe would be the most successful man in that way that could be [?] commending.
Please send him a commission I am anxious that [?] should avoid a dr [?].
Yours with highest respects
Transcription by Bryan Holmes, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 04, Folder 8