I feel as though this war may continue for
a longer period than at first anticipated
and in case of such event it will become
absolutely necessary that I should seek a
position that will enable me to contribute
to the support of my family. If Prof Harrison
Could not give me a place, he may be able
to assist me in getting transferred to Miss
in case I should have an opportunity
of a position there.
I sometimes feel as though I would
make no effort – but just fight it out
right [here] and I would not , if it was
only myself in the question, for I hate
to ask favors of any one, but in the
present case I feel I have contributed
my purse and service to the cause freely
and am not asking too much when
I request a position that I can
competently fill and which will only
assist in [meeting] my daily expenses –
I can’t do anything of myself up here.
for I have no chance to see any one
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