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I enclose one dollar to pay my annual dues, which please hand Colonel Dayton, as I suppose he is the proper officer. With sincere fraternal and personal regards,
Very truly yours,
B. R. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS District of New Mexico,
IN CAMP, NEAR Fort WINGATE, N. M., September 17, 1889.) GENERAL A. HICKENLOOPER,
Cincinnati: Dear GENERAL:-I regret exceedingly that I will be unable to attend the twenty-second annual reunion.
It would be a great gratification to me to meet with the Society in Cincinnati, a city of which I have been denied more than a passing glimpse. But I am, and will be, in the field at the old work of instructing officers and soldiers for service.
With the kindest regards to the members, and the especial respects of Mrs. Carr and myself to Mrs. Hickenlooper, and regrets that we cannot share in her hospitality, I am, General,
Most truly yours,
EUGENE A, CARR. P. S.-Regards to General How. We wish him luck.
Madison, Wis., September 5, 1889. GenerAL A. HICKENLOOPER,
Cincinnati, Ohio: My Dear GENERAL:— When your favor of the 16th ultimo reached here I was absent from home, and but for that would have sooner replied.
My son-in-law, Colonel Scribner, who is also a member of our Society, is dangerously ill at his home in Chicago. Until there is a change in his situation I cannot definitely decide as to whether or not I can be with you on the 25th and 26th inst. Truly and sincerely yours,
CHICAGO, September 20, 1889. My Dear HICKENLOOPER:-I very much regret that I cannot attend the coming reunion at Cincinnati. You always treat the Society so kindly, that I know I miss a great deal in not coming, but I can't be there this time, owing to circumstances beyond my control. Kindly remember me to any who may inquire. Sincerely yours,
David H. Gile.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 9, 1889. DEAR COLONEL DAYTON:-I thank your committee for its courteous invitation to be present at the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Cincinnati, on the 25th and 26th inst.
It is with extreme regret I find myself unable to accept it, as I cannot be absent from home at the time. My recollections of previous meetings with the Society make it very hard for me to reach this conclusion.
Please remember me most cordially to my friends present.
C. C. AUGUR.
SAUK Centre, September 3, 1889. Dear CAPTAIN:-It is with a sad heart that I write you that I cannot be present at the reunion this year, but hope to be able hereafter to attend every year. Yours very truly,
I do not think any one from Madison, Wisconsin, can go to Cincinnati.
GEO, E. BRYANT.
Des Moines, Iowa, September 4, 1889. DEAR SIR AND COMPANION:-It will be impossible for me to attend the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, at Cincinnati, this month,
LIEUTENANT A. J. BAKER.
RACINE, Wis., September 5, 1889. Dear CAPTAIN:-I regret my inability to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee this year.
EDWARD L. BAKER.
CARBONDALE, Ills., September 10, 1889. DEAR SIR: I do not expect to be present at the meeting to be held 25th and 26th inst. Respectfully, etc.,
D. H. BRUSH.
LEADVILLE, Colo., September 9, 1889. DEAR CAPTAIN :—My business will not permit me to join you in the
twenty-second reunion. Used up my summer vacation at Milwaukee meeting with the surviving members of my regiment. What a time we had.
A. V. Bohn.
PHILADELPHIA, September 3, 1889. CAPTAIN:-I regret greatly that I cannot be present at the reunion of the Army of the Tennessee. Will you kindly request that my bill of dues may be forwarded me for payment, and I will remit amount.
Very truly yours,
John H. BRINTON,
Boston, September 19, 1889. A. C. Matrox,
Cincinnati: My Dear CAPTAIN:— With regret I fear it will be impossible for me to attend this year's reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at your city. I am obliged to say at the last moment that business of great importance requires my presence on the 25th and 26th in this city. However, I shall hope to the last moment that it will yet be possible for me to be with you. God bless, you my dear boy.
Please present my kind greetings to Hickenlooper, Dawes and Dayton, and all my old comrades.-How! Very respectfully,
John B. Bell. My address will be Toledo, O., as formerly.
St. Louis, Mo., September 17, 1889. With sincere regret, I find I shall not be able to attend the reunion at your city, September 25th and 26th.
Very truly yours,
D. C. COLEMAN.
BELLEFONTAINE, O., September 3, 1889. Dear Sir:-I regret to say that I do not think it probable that I will be able to attend the annual reunion of the Army of the Tennessee this year.
Yours very truly,
LIEUTENANT J. Q. A. CAMPBELL.
Hot SPRINGS, ARK., September 2, 1889. GENTLEMEN:-Owing to ill-health, (much to my regret), I find I shall be unable to attend the twenty-second reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee.
Geo. W. Colby.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, September 11, 1889. CAPTAIN A. H. Mattox,
Secretary Executive Committee, Mitchell Building, Cincinnati, Ohio: DEAR SIR:- I regret that I shall not be able to be present at the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 25th inst.
Yours very truly,
C. C. CARPENTER.
U. S. Post OFFICE, !
Peoria, ILL., September 11, 1889. S DEAR COMRADE:-I am afraid business engagements will prevent me from meeting with you this time. I am very sorry, for I know you will have a good time.
R. M. CAMPBELL.
San Francisco, Cal., September 7, 1889. CAPTAIN A. H. Mattox,
Cincinnati, Ohio:, Dear CAPTAIN:- I can't come. I am sorry. I would come one thousand miles to mingle with the boys once again, but must draw the line there, and can't come three thousand miles. I don't expect to attend another reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, but I propose to wear their badge on the 25th and 26th inst., and shall wear it on such occasion whenever it may occur yearly, wherever I may be. I shall be there in my thoughts, and hope to get full reports in the papers of your meetings and banquet.
T. J. Cochrane.
SPOKANE Falls, Wash., September 7, 1889. GENERAL A. Hickenlooper:
Dear Sir:-Am awfully sorry I can't be with you this year. Judicial duties prevent. Give my love to General Sherman, Dayton and all the old boys.
Yours as ever,
W. H. CALKINS.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 5, 1889. Circumstances are such as to prevent my being present. I regret it exceedingly. I know the occasion will be a pleasant one. Tell Secretary of Society, my P. O. address is Laurel, Md.
Wm. P. Davis.
301 SPRING STREET,
Pueblo, Colo., September 9, 1889. S Your programme, etc., addressed to me at Veteran, has just reached me here. It will be impossible for us to be with you in person, but will be in spirit. We know you will have a good time.
G. W. EMERSON.
PHILADELPHIA, September 21, 1889. GenerAL A. HICKENLOOPER,
Cincinnati, O.: DEAR GENERAL:- I would make any reasonable sacrifice to be able to meet the comrades of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, on the 25th inst., in your city, but there are duties of such a nature that a man can not well set them aside, and mine are of this class. I ask to be remembered to our beloved President. His unimpeachable loyalty and sterling integrity as a soldier and citizen, have been monumental in their influence over the survivors of his grand old army, and the stamp and impress of his character will be fixed, not only upon the hearts of the veterans who reverence him, but of the generations to follow them. With many regrets that I cannot be with you, I remain,
L. H. EVERTS.
LA MOILLE, ILLS., September 2, 1889. Dear SIR:-Circumstances beyond my control prevents my attending the reunion on the 25th and 26th inst., and have so written our Treasurer. Yours respectfully,
R. B. FRARY.
NEWPORT, R. I., August 31, 1889. Dear Colonel:-I thank the Society of the Army of the Tennessee most heartily for inviting me to its twenty-second reunion, to be held in Cincinnati on the 25th and 26th of September, 1889, and sincerely regret that sickness in my family prevents me from accepting. Wishing the Society a full attendance and a happy meeting,
I am sincerely,
JAMES B. FRY,
U.S. Army. Colonel L. M. DAYTON AND COMMITTEE ON INVITATIONS.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT ARIZONA.
Los ANGELES, CAL., September 8, 1889. S DEAR SIR:-I regret that my official duties will prevent my accepting your kind invitation to attend the coming reunion of the Army of the Ten.