William Rust Transcript
So. Paris, Sept 5th 1862
My Dear Sir
Yours of the 4th informing me of my appointment as examining Surgeon for volunteers and drafted men in the Co. is at hand – the Blanks to which reference is made have not arrived but are probably on the way –
The towns in this vicinity have nearly all raised the quota required of them as volunteers. Have the municipal officers the necessary directions as to having their men examined before going into camp, or is it expected of the Surgeons to give such notice? – It strikes me that much trouble and expense will be saved by having men examined before going into camp, because the transportation to & from Camp of those who are rejected must be quite an item. – Besides towns desire to know whether their quota is filled with able-bodied men, before they are sent away, and before recruiting is suspended—
If the men from this section go into camp before being examined, am I expected or desired to visit the camp to make the examinations?
Yours very truly
Wm. A Rust, Md.