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Neal Dow Wants Shoes Transcript

Portland Oct. 11, 1861

To The Governor
Dear Sir –

Your two letters of this date are rec’d. I am quite easy about Major Heseltine and have full confidence in him as a good officer. Have written him two or three times.

I have written to the Adj’t Gen. for R. R. [railroad] passes, which others have and which we cannot get on without.

I will send a sample shoe to you – made by V.C. Hanson who furnished the sample shoe for the 1st Reg’t and whose shoes were up to the sample – as many others were not.

I note what you say about making appointments from Bangor instead of Portland. I know Mr.  Kimball well, you speak of a Mr. Morse. I do not know him.

Truly yours,
Neal Dow
[P. S.] If I can have authority to have a battery of Artillery – I can get influential parties to work at once. Of course the War Department will want all the rifled guns it can have – and we have them here.