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Sam Cole letter to unidentified recipient, 1846 May 13


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Title: Sam Cole letter to unidentified recipient

Date: 1846 May 13

Physical Details: Letter : 1 p. : handwritten ; 25 x 20 cm.

Description: Handwritten letter, one page, from unidentified sender named Sam Cole, Washington, to unidentified recipient, possibly named Mr. H. H. Inalain[?], May 13, 1846. Letter is likely related to the Mexican-American War due to date and subject matter.

The sender writes: I have just rec'd your letter, and would aid you with great pleasure, if in my power. There is no justification to increase the number of the Regular officers, only the men; & carefully[?] by raising a Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, what I am sure I can arrange[?] and be oft[?] a guarantee and assurance from the State. The volunteers called into Service will be allowed the selection of their own officers.

Transcription provided by digital volunteers through the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Sam Cole letter to unidentified recipient, 1846 May 13. Miscellaneous manuscripts collection. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 19546