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Date Original

1861 May 31

Description

Letter from Capt. Samuel McClain to Gov. Henry M. Rector requesting arms for the newly formed "Prairie Home Guards" to be ready to serve.

Transcription

Prairie Landing, Ark. May 31, '61.
To his Exellency
Henry M. Rector,
Governor State of
Arkansas.
Sir,
the undersigned having
been elected Captain of the "Prairie Home
Guards" a company recently raised, would
respectfully suggest to your Exellency[sic] the
expedience of arming said Company, at an
early day as they are entirely without arms
and amunitions[sic]. This company numbers
62 rank & file, and will, when
properly armed, be an efficient home
guard, and respond, should the State of
Arkansas need their services at a mo-
ments call. The place of rendevous of
this company is 25 miles back of Prairie
Landing, on White River, where the arms,
if your Exellency[sic] sees proper to send them
may be shipped to the care of G.A. F(?)
I have the honor to remain
Very Respectfully
Your obedient Servant
Capt "Prairie Home Guard" Saml. McClain

Physical Description

Letter, 9.75" x 7.75"

Subjects

Correspondence; Civil War; Military organizations; Military weapons

Contributor

Captain Samuel McClain

Geographical Area

Prairie County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000132, Series II, Item 117

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Capt. Samuel McClain to Gov. Henry M. Rector, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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