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Zebulon Weston Transcript

Harrison Maine May 20, 1861
To His Excellency Israel Washburn:

Permit me to inquire whether a corps of Engineers will be organized to go out from the State of Maine, in connection with the Regiments called for by the President: or whether Engineers will be commissioned to act as the Commanding Officers of the War Department may require?

If in either case Engineers are called for from this state and my services can help satisfy the demand, they are most cheerfully tendered.

Although I am not a graduate of West Point Academy, yet I have been educated to take the responsibilities of a Military Engineer and am anxious to make myself useful in the pending struggle, which now awaits us, and have recently returned to this, my native state, to offer Your Excellency my services, to be directed as needed.

I will leave this letter in the hands of my friend, Geo. Prince Esq. who will forward it or present it for your consideration.

Yours Obt’ly
Zebulon Weston

Israel Washburn
Gov. of State of Maine.