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59. N. W. Branson to William H. Herndon.

Petersburg Ills., July 19, 1865.

Dear Sir:

I am in receipt of your favor of yesterday's date. I rec'd no letter from you, telling me to express Mr Shorts' letter, nor did Mr. Miles give me such instructions.

Old settlers tell me Mr. Lincoln was elected Captain of a Military Company

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before the breaking out of the Black Hawk War; being another company than the one he commanded in that War.

Yours Truly
N. W. Branson

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