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Title: William H. Millis, Jr. to Walt Whitman, 20 January 1868

Date: January 20, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00126

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Bridgevill Del
Jan 20th 1868

Dear Uncle

I take this oppertuneity of giveing you this as an excuse for not comeing up to see you again before Leveing the city. on the same evening I was taken with a very severe Chill and the morning I was so sick that I could not think of staying in the city an hour longer. I come home and have been sick every since. My arm has come out in a sore were one of the balls struck it it is so bad that it gives me much pain that I cant rest but the Dr thinks it will be well again soon Father is very sick at this time.

Uncle if I were to send you an aplication for a position in the Interior Department with recommendation will you please put them in for me and see the Asst. Secretary & urge him to give me a posison I have some recomdation from Curtain of Pa & my Captain. I will stop with the hope of hearing from you soon.

Sister wishes to be remembered to you

Your Humble Servant
Wm H. Millis Jr.


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