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1/10/1864

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Unknown, Durhamville, Tennessee, to Samuel Williams, Anthony House, Little Rock, Arkansas

The writer informs Williams that he made it home without incident and found things better than expected but still not good. Dutch and Irish troops are soon to be stationed near the town and everyone in the area has been forced to take the oath, therefore he cannot conclude his necessary business transactions. He asks Williams if he can obtain help from General Steele and writes that his "health is very precarious" and he wishes to finish his business before he dies. Samuel W. Williams papers