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Date Original

1865 February 06

Description

Letter from William Jones to Governor Isaac Murphy requesting permission to raise a company of volunteer militia in Crawford County.

Transcription

Little Rock Feb'y 6th 1865
To his Excellency Gov. Isaac Murphy
The undersigned
respectfully requests authority to raise a
company of Vol. Militia in this state to operate
for home defense in the County of Crawford.
He regards himself as a citizen of this state and
has been residing at Van Buren since
April 1864. He has married in this state[,]
desires to make Arkansas his home[,]
has had three years military expertise and
is prepared to apply it to the restoration of
order, the protection of Loyal Citizens and
their property - and the defense of his
own family. - He respectfully refers
to Dr. R. Thurston[,] W.F. England, Dr. [illegible]
H. Raymond
Arnold O'Brien and other citizens of Crawford
County. - William Jones

Physical Description

Letter, 8.5" x 14"

Subjects

Civil War; Governors; Correspondence; Militias

Contributor

William Jones

Geographical Area

Crawford County (Ark.); Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000144, Box 4, Folder 8

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Samuel W. Williams papers, MS.000144

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, William Jones to Governor Isaac Murphy, Samuel W. Williams papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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