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1861-08-18 S.B Morrison writes to Governor Washburn to offer his services (F008-I004-P003.pdf)

and the sons were considered as good and respectable young men as there [their] were in town. I dont doubt but they were dealt[?] with according to the rules of war, but I think there must have been some [?] with those holding higher places than they did else they would not have placed themselves in such a situation I would[?] not have troubled you with a virtue[?] of this [?] but[?] that many[?] of the people hereabouts believe the soldiers have done their duty better than the officers, and right a wrong most of those persons, who knew the Barretts believe there must have been great wrong in their suspension[?], thinking[?] every one so [?] as I have heard[?] had confidence in the Colonel and his staff. I am exceedingly grateful that my friend[?] Dr. McRuel has received an appointment. I think him at least equal to any man in the state for such a position.

very truly your obt servant

S. B. Morrrison[?]

I. Washburn Jr.

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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