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Hovey Austin Transcript

Presque Isle June 30, 1862

Gen Hodson )
Augusta )

Dear Sir Tthe recruiting business at this point has for a few days been rather dull but the prospect is a little better. I have enlisted two today think I shall be able to get quite a number more about here I have not been able to do as much as I should for want of means of which I am at present very short. Money in these parts is very tight and I have already expended the small stock I had on hand. But still I intend to keep on and do the best I can. If it is customary and you can possibly, [I] should like a small remittance as it would help to forward the business.  I should then be able to go into the adjoining town and could pick them up fast.

Yours Truly
Hovey Austin
Recruiting Officer