of 1861 Note from
& researched by Judy C. Ware
Original Letter owned by Jane & Scott Dudgeon
Adjutant Generals Office May 9, 1861
My Dear Sir:
Yours of 6th at hand.
You do me great injustice in supposing that I had no inclination
to commune with you. I think you might have
seen that I had no time to commune with anybody.
Yours of 6th at hand. You do me great injustice in supposing that I had no inclination to commune with you. I think you might have seen that I had no time to commune with anybody.
It is not necessary to remark upon the botch at Harpers Ferry. I am not responsible for it - God knows.
All I can do is present your very sensible and very military views to the governor.
Very truly your friend,
William H. Richardson
Col. JW Ware
*** This was obviously not a very happy letter written to Josiah concerning the events at Harpers Ferry. General Richardson was the state Adjutant General whose functions were restricted to the militia.
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