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Letter regarding the Civil War

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10-29-1861

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letter, McIlvaine, Civil War

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Cinc. Oct 29, 1861.

Rev. & dear Brother,

May God give you great support in the new [?] office to which he has called you. I can’t say I congratulate you on your decision because that would seem as if I thought the office one to be sought. It is simply the laying on your heart & head & mind & soul of a great burden of duty, to the top of many of the constitutions & relief & sympathies of the [?] work. But it is of God. May his grace be sufficient for you, especially in the tune of the great need of our beloved country, so affected with sedation & rebellion.

I welcome you affectionately to our company & House.

Your affectionate friend,

[?] Charles P. McIlvaine

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