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Date Original

1865 March 18

Description

Letter from J.W. Barton in Camden to Governor Harris Flanagin requesting exemption from military duty.

Transcription

Camden Ark
March 18th 1865
To His Exenceley[sic] Gov Flanigen[sic]
You believing as I do that Justice [illegible]
my releas[sic] from the military servis[sic] in the
reserve corps I wish you to be pleased
to use your influence in having it
don[sic]. my reasons for thinking I am
intitled[sic] to be releassed[sic] is that I am
in the 49 year of my age having had
a commission as Post master at Clear
Springs for 3 years and been an acting
Justice of the peace for sum[sic] 18 years[.] it is
true I was appointed a Lt in the
company but never recd a note(?) but
have act as such with the underst
-anding that if I was not subject to call
I was to be released[.] I have also sent
up my resignation as Lt approved by
Col McPeel[.] pleas[sic] release me and
oblige[.] John W. Barton
PS pleas[sic] answer this as soon as
[illegible] to clear Springs
J W Barton

Physical Description

Letter, 8" x 11.5"

Subjects

Civil War; soldiers; Military service

Contributor

J.W. Barton

Geographical Area

Camden, Ouachita County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000132, Item 1034a

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, J.W. Barton to Governor Harris Flanagin, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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