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1861-08-18 S.B Morrison writes to Governor Washburn to offer his services (F008-I004-P001.pdf)

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Bangor Augt. 18. 1861

My Dear Governor

I make no pretensions[?] to patriotism I have no desire to go to the War, but in[?] the contrary would much prefer to remain at home, but it seems to me if any have considered this war as a Holiday[?] at[?] fair[?] it is quite[?] time[?] they should at once[?] dismiss[?] all such thoughts from their minds, for we have not only rebels to content with abroad, but rejects[?] and traitors at home so Sir I wish to say, that though I seek no place, if in your judgement I can make myself useful in any capacity, at the send[?] of a man, now[?] which you have [?] control. I am ready and willing to go my wife says if I am needed go and she would willingly go but for[?] the little men[?] I have no great military experience True I was once a corporal at West Waterville[?], where Robinson C[?] was an officer, and “Hossom”[?] was private, and [?] off the[?] master[?] field[?] after

Description: S.B Morrison writes to Governor Washburn to offer his services and presents the case of the soldiers sentenced to Dry Tortugas for revolt.

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Language: English

Date: 08-18-1861

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