West union, WVa
January 11 15 1864
George W. Brown, Jr. Esq,
Qr. Genl. Of West Va.
Sir I have received them guns that you sent to me a few days since and three of them was broken. I have both those other guns w/in good order. And have them Ready to Ship to you.
I would like to keep the Shoulder Straps that belongs to them [?] for them you sent me had none and some of my men are [?] an cant carry there caterboxes without them. I have received that Box of caterges at last wich was lost.
p.s. let me know where it will be satisfactory to retain them or not..
h. S. Sayer. Capt.
[?], W,Va, Scout
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