Kana Salines 6 Oct 61
Your few 27 [illegible] touching our militia organization reached me only two days since. I [illegible] our C.H. yesterday and find that little can be learned in sates and action of your command – we have had no Colonel – The Lieutenant Col. Departed with wise and our former organization may be regarded as extinct.
I enclose your letter to Genl. P. H. Steinlung [questionable] in Mason Cty for such as he may be able or willing to give in response
I have mentioned in one company of volunteers for state service and have withheld others – That enlistments for US service might not be hindered
Transcription by Victoria Souhala, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 10, Folder 2