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WORCESTER, MASS., August 30, 1889. Hox. L. MARKBREIT,

Cincinnati, O.: My Dear Sir:-I regret very much that I shall be unable to attend the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at Cincinnati on the 25th and 26th of September. I am, with highest respect,

Yours,

GEORGE F. HOAR.

BANGOR, ME., September 15, 1889. L. MARKBREIT, Esq.,

Chairman Committee on Invitations: Dear Sir:-I have received the kind invitation to attend the twentysecond reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Cincinnati, September 25th and 26th, and I should greatly enjoy meeting with the survivors of that illustrious army if it were possible. My regrets are sincere that I cannot avail of the privilege, and I hope that the reunion may be full of enjoyment to those who have deserved so well of their country. Very truly yours,

C. A. BOUTELLE.

Hudson, Wis., September 13, 1889. L. MARKBREIT, Esq.,

Chairman Society Army of the Tennessee, Cincinnati, O.: Dear Sir:-I beg to acknowledge receipt of invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, September 25th and 26th, 1889. It came in my absence, and would have been earlier acknowledged but for my illness.

I gratefully appreciate the courtesy of the invitation, and would be most happy to be able to accept it, but my engagements are such as to render it impossible. I trust your reunion may be in every way all that could be desired.

Yours very truly,

Joux C. Spooner.

BURLINGTON, VT., August 31, 1889. Gentlemen:-I have your kind invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee on the 25th prox., and much

regret that it is impracticable for me to accept. I am not unfamiliar with the brilliant record of that army and I hope never to cease to be grateful for its great services for liberty and union. every felicitation to you and your associates, I am, Very truly yours,

Geo. F. EDMUNDS. L. MARKBREIT AND OTHERS, Esqrs.,

Committee, etc., etc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

With

New York City, August 29, 1889. GENTLEMEN:-I thank you for your invitation to the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. It would give me pleasure-a patriotic pleasure—to see the veterans of the civil conflict in assembly in my native state, but other engagements forbid, and I am reluctantly compelled, with thanks for remembering me, to decline. With regards, etc.,

S. S. Cox. MESSRS. MARKBREIT, NOYES, DAYTON AND Hosea,

Committee on Invitations.

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MILLARD HOTEL,

OMAHA, NEB., September 3, 1889. MR. L. Markbreit,

Chairman Committee on Invitations, Cincinnati, O.: Dear Sir:- I thank you very heartily for your kind invitation to be present at the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of Tennessee, and regret exceedingly that other engagements will prevent me from being with you on that interesting occasion.

Truly yours,

CHAS. F. MANDERSON.

BEAVER, PA., September 3, 1889. L. MARKBREIT, Esq.,

Chairman, etc., Cincinnati, Ohio: DEAR SIR:—I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your card of invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Army of Tennessee, to be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, September 25th and 26th, and regret exceedingly my engagements are such that it will be impossible for me to be present.

Yours truly,

M. S. QUAY.

NAVY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

WASHINGTON, September 3, 1889. My Dear Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge, with thanks, the cordial invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and should like very much to be present, but regret my official engagements are such as will prevent. Very truly yours,

B. F. TRACY.

DEPARTMENT O THE INTERIOR,

BUREAU OF PENSIONS,

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 4, 1889. COLONEL L. MARKBREIT,

Chairman Invitation Committee, Cincinnati, Ohio: My Dear COLONEL:-For the kindness of the remembrance embodied in the invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the survivors of the

Army of Tennessee, I thank you from the depths of my heart. As they were fearless in the olden time in the line of battle, I know they will be fearless at the banquet; and I have met enough of them in the halcyon days of peace to be fully confident of the fact that they are now endeavoring to make up for the short comings of the olden time in the commissaries' departments.

I should be delighted to meet once more all of them that I have ever met in the past, and should be, just about now, delighted to meet any whom I have never met before, in order that they may have ocular demonstration that my cranium is not covered with horns.

You can say to them for me that, personally or officially, I am with them, of them, for them. Very truly yours,

JAMES TANNER.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE UNITED States,
WASHINGTON, D. C., August 30, 1889.

} MR. L. MARKBREIT, Chairman Committee on Invitations Society of the Army of the Ten

nessee, Cincinnati, Ohio: Dear Sir:-I am in receipt of your cordial invitation to attend the twentysecond reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Cincinnati, September 25th and 26th, for which you will please accept my thanks.

I regret very much that engagements of an official nature will prevent me from attending

Very truly yours,

J. M. Schofield,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 29, 1889. Gentlemen:-It is a great regret to me not to be able to attend the reunion of the Army of the Tennessee, in whose companionship I had the honor and pleasure to spend some interesting weeks at Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge.

Rheumatism makes travel painful at my age, and I must content myself with wishing to my friends a happy and successful meeting. I saw them do what their country can never forget and never fully repay. With cordial friendship, I remain, Your friend and servant,

M. C. MEIGS, Quartermaster-General U. S. A.

Retired Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 29, 1889. Gentlemen:-Many thanks for your invitation to be present at the twenty-second reunion of the Army of the Tennessee on the 25th and 26th

prox. I have been looking forward to this meeting with pleasing anticipations and hope to be there. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

John MOORE,

Surgeon-General U. S. Army. COMMITTEE ON INVITATIONS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF SUBSISTENCE,

WASHINGTON, D. C., September 6, 1889. GENTLEMEN:-Acknowledging with thanks your kind invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, to be held at Cincinnati, Ohio, September 25th and 26th, 1889, I sincerely regret my inability to be present at the society meeting this year.

With kind regards to my old friends and comrades of the Army of the Tennessee, I am,

Very truly yours,

R. MacFeely, Commissary-General Subsistence,

Brigadier-General U. S. Army. COMMITTEE ON INVITATION,

Society of the Army of the Tennessee, Cincinnati, Ohio.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

WASHINGTON, D. C., October 14, 1889. L. MARKBREIT, Esq.,

Chairman Committee on Invitations: Dear Sir:-Owing to my absence on an extended tour of the posts in the northwest, your invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 25th ult., has just been received. I exceedingly regret that I was unable to attend. Please accept thanks and believe me,

Yours very truly,

J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Brigadier-General and Inspector-General, U. S. Army.

WAR DEPARTMENT,
PAYMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

WASHINGTON, D. C., September , 1889.
MR. L. MARKBREIT,
Chairman Committee on Invitations, Society Army of the Tennessee,

Cincinnati, O.: DEAR SIR:- I have the honor to acknowledge your invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee on the 25th inst., and regret that my engagements will not permit me to be present on that occasion.

Very cordially yours,

WM. B. ROCHESTER, Paymaster-General U. S. Army.

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 31, 1889. Colonel L. MARKBREIT,

Chairman, etc., etc.: DEAR SIR:—The kind invitation of your committee to attend the twentysecond reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, in Cincinnati, September 25th and 26th, is received, and I regret exceedingly my duties in Washington at that time will prevent my acceptance.

Very truly yours,

THOMAS LINCOLN Casey, Brigadier General, Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army.

JAMESTOWN, R. I., September 11, 1889. L. MARKBREIT, Chairman Committee on Invitations, Society of the Army of the Ten

nessee, Cincinnati, Ohio: Dear Sir:-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the kind invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Cincinnati, on September 25th and 26th, and deeply regret that the state of my health will not permit me to accept. With sincere regrets that I cannot be with you on so interesting an occasion, and wishing you a most pleasant reunion, believe me,

Very respectfully yours,

DAVID D. PORTER,

Admiral U. S. Navy.

“THE ANCHORAGE," SANDY SPRING, MD., September 12, 1889.

} Colonel L. MarkBREIT:—With many regrets, I have to decline your most Aattering invitation to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. I am called away on important duty, and will not be able to meet the many brave and gallant spirits that will assemble upon that occasion.

I am particularly gratified to find the army and navy — in peace as in war - one to join hands, and of course, hearts. 'Tis from the results of these reunions that the young men and women of the country will imbibe a loyal and generous sentiment, and a love of country and fag.

Again thanking you for this compliment and the opportunity to meet the Army of the Tennessee, I am, Loyally and truly yours,

JAS. E. JOUETT, Rear Admiral U. S. Navy,

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