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Nathaniel Sawyer Transcript

American Office
Ellsworth  Feb 3 1863

To Hon Abner Coburn

Dr Sir -

Mr. Samuel Royal Jr. of our village, a warm hearted loyal citizen, who has just lost one brother in the Union Army, and has two more now serving in it, is desirous of visiting the army, and practicing his business, that of taking ambrotypes, if he can obtain a permit to do so.  I hardly know what is necessary for him, or how to render him that assistance which we all feel disposed to do; but at his suggestion, I write this, hoping that if you feel disposed, that you will give him a letter to the Secretary of War, with recommendations of loyalty, integrity &c &c, which may assist him in obtaining the desired pass or permit.

Very truly
N.K. Sawyer