Franklin County: W. E. Camp to Thaddeus Stevens,
April 10, 1861
Camp relates to Stevens the active war-preparations in Chambersburg.
April 10th, 1861
I have just bid Alanson Goodbye he has gone to fight the battle of his country. The mildest state of excitement reigns here our best men have tendered their services. and everybody left back is ancious 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 and I will go with them.
Your Obl. Servant
W. E. Camp
Hon. Thaddeus Stevens