Letter to Gov. Letcher from Elisha Franklin Paxton withdrawing resignation.

Unger’s Store, January 12, 1862.

Gov. John Letcher, Richmond, Va.

Dear Sir: My resignation, forwarded through the regular channel, will reach you in a few days. When it comes to hand you will treat it as withdrawn. I feel much aggrieved by my inability to get a furlough, and by an unjust discrimination made against me in withholding it, whilst granted to others. I have come to the conclusion that it is my duty as a citizen and a soldier to bear the grievance in patience, in the hope that hereafter I may be able to get such furlough as will save me the necessity of quitting the service.

Elisha Franklin Paxton – Letters from camp and field while an officer in the Confederate Army

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