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Manderville Ludden Transcript

Turner Sept 16 1861
Very Dear Sir
Our Company at Turner through Judge Prince solicited the use of arms from the state for parade Sept 24~
Your favor to Judge Prince I saw and judged you could not let the guns if the Regiment should be in Camp at that time    
Now what we want is this — We want to send & get 60 guns on Friday of this week and return them on Wednesday following retaining them only 4 days — Some of our Company were in the 1st Me Regiment & are going again & others are going to enlist & we will give you any security asked for the return of the guns at the time specified & I think & the soldiers in my company that we ask a reasonable request and one that ought to be granted us — I can assure you we shall not injure the arms and under the circumstances unless the Regiment now forming should increase very fast before Friday next we think our request ought to be granted     
Please write me tomorrow that the request of our Company can be granted by complying with the conditions proposed
Very Respectfully
M.T. Ludden
Please direct Turner Maine