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Franklin County: William E. Camp, Jr. to Thaddeus Stevens, April 19, 1861

Describes the state of excitement in Chambersburg and the mobilization for war.

Thaddeus Stevens

April 19th 1861


Dear Sir

I have just bid Alanson good bye he has gone to fight the battle of his country. the wildest state of excitement reigns here our best men have tendered their services. and everybody left back is anxious to go. business in this place is entirely suspended - stores all shut up. $6000 was raised yesterday to support the families of the soldiers during their absence. If it would be policy to stop operations at Caledonia, our force to a man will go. & I will go with them.

Very Truly
Your Obt Servnt

W. E. Camp

Hon Thaddeus Stevens

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