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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated September 28, 1863, is written from Marcus Morton to Gideon Welles, secretary of the Navy endorsing a young man named William Gray Hodges, Esq. for the position of paymaster. Morton describes Hodges as being a hard working young man from a respectable family with a young wife and children to support.
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Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers, Papers Dated 1853 May-1861 May, Box 1, Folder 5
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Letter, Marcus Morton to Gideon Welles, September 28, 1863, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers (FVW), The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana