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Letter to Governor Ramsey seeking compansation and support – September 28, 1861

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin to Governor Ramsey seeking compansation/suport while her son’s enlisted in the 2nd MN regiment.

“Moscow, Freeborn co., Minn., Sept. 28th, 1861. Gov. Ramsey ____ Sir: — Having learned that all women and children, who are left in a helpless condition by their husbands’ or sons’ going to the war, are promised protection by the State, I make an appeal to your Excellency for my share of said protection; for my son, who was my supporter, is in the army.  His name is Robert A. Dearmin.  He belongs to the 2nd Minnesota regiment, Co. C, Capt. Mantor, and is now at Ft. Abercrombie, or on the way to Washington.  He has been in the army some over three months. I am 59 years old, and am too weak to do much work.  I am a widow.  My clothing and victuals are so poor I do not feel well.  It is getting cold.  I do not know whether your Excellency is the proper person to address my wants to, but if you are not, please write to me immediately, and tell me what is necessary. Yours, +c., Elisabeth Dearmin.  P.S. I want what is due me for what time my son has been gone.  I shall expect the specified sum per week, weekly or monthly, until he returns. E.D.”

Citation: September 28, 1861 Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin, Letters Received–Requests for Assistance. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives.

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