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Francis Singhi Transcript

Adjutant General Regimental Correspondence
4th Maine Regiment
Box 38 2203-0414
October 1862 Folder 20

To his Excellency Israel Washburn
Governor of the State of Maine

Rockland Me Oct’ 2nd 1862
Most Honored Sir,
You will doubtless remember my importunity in behalf of my son John F. Singhi, who to please his commanding officer Gen- H G. Berry deprived himself of the best possible chance of promotion, by forsaking the rank of orderly sergeant, and accepting that of Band Leader in the 4th Regt. I was then, and have ever since been sincerely thankful, for the very earnest sympathy which you was pleased to manifest, when I had the honor of presentin myself before your exellency. And I most humbly pray you, to pardon this further intrusion, by the above and by enclosing the within Circular, which I thought might possibly remove from your mind some of the objections which you did then entertain. My son is now a private soldier in his Regt.; had he continued in his place, as orderly sergeant, he would now be first Leutenant. I would also take the liberty to state, that on several instance when goin into action, he has acted as second Leutenant by volunteering when he might have remained with the Band. Thus Most Honored Sir we again commend ourselves to your kind notice. And may the Great Disposer of all things, guide and protect you always thus prays your very humble servant be
Francis A.D. Singhi