Friday, February 1, 2013

1863 January 26 Richmond

                Ho of Del. Jany' 26th 1863

My dear Sir    [Edmund Ruffin]
                           It will give me great
pleasure to further your wishes, as far
as in my power, in regard to your grandson.
I spoke to Mr [Batiston?] as the Sergeant
who informs me there is no chance
of a place on Genl Jacksons staff-
And he knows of no place that a
young man can get, unless it be that
of a cadet of which the  [?] is
in the Presidents - I will inquire
into the facts and if I can do any thing
will exert myself to accomplish
your wishes-
You have probably seen the results
of the Senatorial elections.  I felt
it my duty to oppose the election
of Mr Rives with  [earnestness?] and
have thereby brought down upon me
the ire of the "great statesman" as
you will see in his letter in the
Whig of yesterday - I shall not notice
him, having preformed my duty

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to the country.  He may vent his spleen
ad libitum  I should be pleased to
hear from you.  Mr Bardman is here
and was at Marlboro two days ago
"all well" - Yrs very truly
                      Willoughby  Newton

MSS 3026

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