Jeremiah Fenno Transcript
Bangor July 29 1861
Gen. John L. Hodsdon
The Band for the 2nd Reg’t leave to-day en route for Washington – via Augusta and Portland. I have directed them to call at Augusta and receive instructions from you as to fares – expenses of subsistence etc. and also to report their condition when leaving – I shall telegraph to you so that you may meet them. – I have also prepared lists of their names, to be given to conductors, between this city and Portland, for adjustment of fares-
I am sorry to be obliged to decline the offer to go to Washington with the Band – as it was what I very much desired – but the sad accident to my little girl, last Wednesday (the loss of an eye) keeps me at home a few days, very closely.
P.S. – I have arranged so that the conductor shall have a correct list of members of the “Band for the 2nd Reg’t” who pass this day.