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Cyrus Wormell Transcript

Bethel Aug 10th 1861

Dear Sir Gen Hodsdon

My son Cyrus M Wormell who is a Lieut. In the Bethel Company in the 5th Reg. now at Claremont V A. wrote me and I received his letter last night that he sent to you a bill for enlisting volunteers etc in the Bethel Company which he wished me to look after  I know of his spending considerable time with my horse & wagon & was very successful in enlisting volunteers and the payment certainly go to him  I wish you to see that no other gets the pay for that service as he took more pains spent more time and more than any other man in getting up the Company  his bill sent in amount of thirty nine Dollars and as grab games are prevalent in these times I hope you will see that this pay is not grabbed from him  do not pay it to any one without express orders from him which he has not given anyone before writing to me  have you received the bill he sent  I hope you will see that strict justice will be done in the matter that others may not have the benefit of his labors.

Yours truly

Cyrus Wormell