Kanawha C.H. West Va. July 27th 1863
His Excellency the Governor,
of the State of West Virginia
For reasons which I have Stated in a communication to the Adjutant Genl. of the State of West Virginia, to which you are Respectfully refered [sic]. for the grounds (which appear to me as just and good.) for the request, which are by these presents, submitted to your Honor. I request, for the good of the Service, to be Recieved [sic] of any further Command of the 80th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.
Your Obedient Servant
Col 80th Regt Va. M.
Transcription by Brandon Shuping, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 10, Folder 4