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

 yal.00126.001.jpg Bridgevill​ Del 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  yal.00126.002.jpg 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.  yal.00126.003.jpg  yal.00126.004.jpg
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