Skip to main content
African American History
Art & Design
Civil War Era
Mysteries of the Universe
Native American and Indigenous History
Museums and Archives
Archives of American Art
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center
Smithsonian Digital Volunteers: Transcription Center
Transcribe page 121 of 349
This transcription is completed and pending approval.
Switch to vertical layout
Switch to horizontal layout
Go to previous page
Return to project home
Go to next page
Download PDF for NMAAHC-007630060_00200 (project ID 17857)
Post NMAAHC-007630060_00200 (project ID 17857) to Facebook
Tweet NMAAHC-007630060_00200 (project ID 17857)
I objected but rather than to lose him I would make him Rental Clerk in the which instance I thought no one could object. Am getting a long finely at my "Post" shall get into mischief if you dont extend my charge. Got a letter yesterday from Col Donaldson that mixed financial accounts all up. Sub Commissioner that is, I am, ordered to send all money received during the month to S. D. Barnes Rec & Disb officer. Jackson Miss. And if I wish to purchase Medicine, pay my Clerk or printing bill, The bill has first got to go to Jackson and if approved then the man has got to go to Lieut Barnes Office to get the bill cashed. The inevitable consequence of which is Sub Commissioners will not account for all monies received but will pay incidental Office expenditures & say nothing about it. I know how to collect money enough to pay expences of my Office but I don't know how my clerk is to get his pay unless, I express the money Jackson & then he spend twenty dollars & go & get it. Pardon this long letter, for I am up a stump & believe me Your Obedient Servant C. Whittle. Clarke
Notes on Transcribing this page (optional)
"up a stump" In a challenging situation. https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/up+a+stump (Nice! See also https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/stump -- Beth)
This section can be used to communicate any questions or concerns to Smithsonian staff, as well as other volunteers, about this transcription. Do not use to transcribe extraneous notes made by collector or other institutions.
3 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
We will release your lock in
Click here if you are still working on this page.