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you might require, from all our Officers in the Regt. Several of the colored citizens of this place have requested me to apply for this - as they all regard me as their friend to whom they [[reveal?]] all their sorrows.- Should you not grant my request, I shall not feel mortified nor disappointed as many doubtless have applied, who are more worthy than I am, to receive any favors at your disposal. I shall then try to fulfill my calling of preaching the gospel to them in my unobtrusive way, believing the Lord designs it thus. With kindest regard I remain Your Obd't. Servant Charles Anderson Chaplain 46 Mis Vols
previous pages look like "Wis" (Wisconsin) Volunteers - one word still missing! It is not "...to whom they RELIEVED all their sorrow.-" as noted by previous transcriber/reviewer.
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