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Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin to Alexander Ramsey, September 28, 1861

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."

ID Number: 001712957

Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin to Governor Alexander Ramsey asking for public assistance since her son is away in the army.

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Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin to Alexander Ramsey, September 28, 1861
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