Letter from R. H. Dalton to Mississippi Governor Charles Clark; August 10, 1864

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Meridian, Miss: Aug: 10th /64

His Excellency, Charles Clarke, Gov: of Mississippi.


Sir.

Having served three years as Surgeon in the Confederate Army, I resigned a few months ago on account of the desperate health of my Wife, and am now liable under the present call for State troops.

I would respectfully beg leave to suggest that my Services might be much more valuable as a Surgeon than as a private bearing arms; and if you concur with me in this opinion, I would gladly accept at your hand an appointment as Surgeon in the State Service, which I would be pleased to recieve at your earliest convenience.

I am, Sir, Very Respectfully Your Obt: Svt

Robt H. Dalton.

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Application approved and appointment respecfully asking for Wm D. Lyles

[Sup?] Hd Qr State of Missi Macon Aug 11 1864

Respectfully refer-red to Surgeon Genl Lyles—

By order

W H McCardle Col & Adjt Genl

R. H. Dalton

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