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A. R. Dyer Transcript

Harmony, July 17th. 1862.
Gov Washburne:
It seems as if on rec’t of my former letter it was considered to be of the general tenor, and answered without being opened.
Understand me! I wish to serve my country and my fellow men.  I am willing to give my life; but not to take life either directly or indirectly and I never will God help me.
A wish for recruiting papers was farthest from my thoughts possible.
Yours respectfully
A. R. Dyer

 

Harmony, Nov. 11th,/962.
Gov. Washburne,
Dear Sir:
If you have not such a place at your disposal as I desire, will you give me a reccommendation similar to this that will help me to one elsewhere?
The salary is no object with me.  I only wish for a chance to do what good I can.
Yours respectfully
A. R. Dyer