Charleston, August 7, 1863
To his Excellency
Arthur J. Boreman
Gov of the conf of WVa
Sir I wish you to commission William A Slater, 1st Leiut of [?] Wm Gibsons company, in the room of John Gibson, who volunteered in the U.S. service. Also, one for David W. Fisher, in the same Company in the room of Emberson Fisher, who volunteered in the United States service also.
I wish you to alter the commission of Jeremiah Balinger, he holds his commission as Jacob Balinger which is not his name.
Please give this your earliest attention
Yours verry[sic] Respectfully
Col. Comd 153rd Regt West Va Militia
Transcription by Rob Roush, undergraduate student enrolled in Dr. Billy Joe Peyton’s Fall 2010 “Introduction to Public History” at West Virginia State University
Militia Box 10, Folder 9