January 3, 1862
Horace Kellogg, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), et. al., Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio. To Governor William Dennison. Letter signed by eight members of the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service); stating that they understood there was a vacancy in the office of 2nd Lieutenant in Company D, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry now in western Virginia; recommending the appointment of Elijah T. Rust who was a volunteer in the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) and continued therein as a three years' volunteer; stating that during this time, Rust acted as Sergeant, that Rust resided at Norwalk, Ohio, and that Rust was brave, faithful, and competent; urging Rust's appointment to fill the vacancy in question; and stating that they knew Rust to be in every way worthy of said office.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 138]
January 4, 1862
H.S. Bundy, Jackson County, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that the Honorable Alexander Pearce was desirous of continuing in the service during the war, that Pearce served with credit to himself and honor to his country, first as 1st Lieutenant in one of the companies and second as Adjutant of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service) during its time in western Virginia, that after Pearce's return to Ohio, he engaged in the recruiting service for the war, that Pearce succeeded in raising a part of a company, but owing to the competition among recruiting officers and other causes beyond his control, he was forced to abandon further effort to raise a company, that Pearce was a man of good moral character having the qualifications for a good officer, and that he hoped Pearce might receive a commission either as Captain or Lieutenant in the army.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 127]
[January? 4?, 1862?]
A[sa] Conder, et. al. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter signed by five citizens of Vinton County, Ohio; requesting the appointment of Alexander Pearce, ex-member of the Ohio Legislature and late Adjutant of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), to a commissioned office in the army; and stating that they vouched for Pearce's moral character and believed him to be entirely competent to command a company in the field, and that as Pearce had liberally expended his time and money in procuring men for the army and was the first man to enlist in Vinton County for the three months' service, his appointment would be as just to him as it would be gratifying to them.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 129]
January 4, 1862
A[ndrew] J. Konkle, Captain, Battery D, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Wood, Kentucky. To Captain W[illiam] R. Terrill, Commanding Artillery Brigade. Letter stating that there being a vacancy in his battery caused by the resignation of Lieutenant P[aul] F. Rorhbacher, he begged to recommend 1st Sergeant Nathan[iel] M. Newell for promotion, that Newell was well qualified, that he would be pleased to see Newell promoted, and that Newell was now on detached service recruiting for Battery D in northern Ohio, but could be recalled on short notice. Bears notes from William R. Terrill, A[lexander] McD[owell] McCook, and D[on] C[arlos] Buell; forwarding Konkle's letter; and recommending Newell.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 101]
January 5, 1862
John P. Plyley, McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that the Honorable Alexander Pearce desired to procure an appointment as Captain or Lieutenant in the army, that Pearce's numerous friends locally were anxious to have him succeed for various reasons, that Pearce was a worthy man and well qualified to fill such a position, that Pearce was one of the first men in McArthur to respond to the call of the President for men on the breaking out of the rebellion, that by tendering his services and spending his time and money in the recruiting service, Pearce was chosen by his company as Lieutenant, that afterwards, Pearce was promoted to the Adjutancy of the 18th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that Pearce served in this capacity in western Virginia to the entire satisfaction of officers and Privates, that after his discharge, Pearce was recommended by the Military Committee of Vinton County for a commission as recruiting officer, that Pearce obtained the commission and entered actively upon the discharge of his duties, that Pearce procured a lot of men, some 35 or 40, that these men were unfairly taken from Pearce by which he lost the time and money spent in procuring them, that in spite of this, Pearce continued to exert himself in recruiting until he had spent more than the perquisite of his office for three months' service, that he believed Pearce had done all this out of no other consideration than love of his country, that Pearce's friends locally were anxious to see him remunerated for the time and money he spent, and that they also wished to see a proper respect bestowed upon Pearce for his services and devotion to the common cause; and requesting that Pearce be given a commission in the army as Captain or Lieutenant.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 126]
January 7, 1862
Amos Adams Richards, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. To the Honorable William Dennison. Letter regarding a promotion for his son, Edward Stone Richards.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 124]
January 16, 1862
Frank C. Sands, Captain, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Oak Wood, near Otterville, Missouri. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the office of 2nd Lieutenant was vacant in the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, and that the efficiency of the battery and the good of the public service required the same to be filled at Tod's earliest convenience; recommending Sergeant William K. Perine of the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery as being a young man in every way worthy of promotion; and stating that should Tod commission Perine, he would recommend the date of appointment to be December 7, 1861, as Perine had been acting as Lieutenant since that date by the appointment of (late) Captain [Archibald G.A.] Constable.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 107]
January 17, 1862
Jno. R. Allston, et. al., Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twenty-five individuals; stating that Richard Baur was an applicant for the appointment to the 2nd Lieutenancy of the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery now at Otterville, Missouri, that Baur resided in Chillicothe for some years and was known to them as a sober, intelligent, and unusually industrious and energetic man, that Baur relinquished the editorial management of a successful newspaper to enter the service under Captain [Archibald G.A.] Constable, and that Baur was now, and had been ever since its organization, attached to the corps in which he sought promotion; and requesting Baur's appointment to the place now vacant which he sought. Bears a note dated January 17, 1862, from William T. McClintick, President, and James Rowe, Secretary, Ross County Military Committee, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; stating that it was resolved that the committee concur in the recommendation of Baur.
3 pp. [Series 147-29: 77]
January 17, 1862
William Carter, Felicity, Clermont County, Ohio. To W.T. Bascom. Letter stating that he was not acquainted with Governor David Tod and therefore sought Bascom's intercession, that when the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized, O[rlando] J. Hopkins, 1st Lieutenant, Company A was appointed regimental Quartermaster, that Hopkins was now promoted to Brigade Commissary, and that this had created a vacant 1st Lieutenancy in Company A; enclosing the petition of the company for William Bartlow to fill the vacancy; and stating that he presented this same case to Governor William Dennison, but it was while Hopkins was still Quartermaster of the regiment and Dennison thought he had no power in the case, that now that Hopkins had been promoted to the Brigadier General's staff, the vacancy was certainly complete in the company, that Captain [Robert L.] McKinley urged him to present the case to Governor David Tod as he wished the vacancy filled, that Bartlow was the choice of McKinley and the entire company, that Bascom would do him a great favor by presenting this matter to the Governor, that the Governor would confer a great kindness on one of his most ardent supporters if he issued a commission for Bartlow, that the commission could be sent to him and he would forward it to Bartlow, that Bartlow was a very worthy man and highly esteemed by all of his company, that a braver, truer man than Bartlow did not live, that Company A was recruited in Felicity and he felt a deep interest in its welfare, and that he had spent a good deal of time and money for his political friends and never yet received a political [favor].
3 pp. [Series 147-29: 91]
January 20, 1862
J[oseph] W. Burke, Lieutenant Colonel Commanding, 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Jefferson, Bacon Creek, Kentucky. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the commissions for the officers of the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, recently appointed by Governor William Dennison, had not yet reached those for whom they were issued, that he trusted Buckingham would forward the commissions at an early date as the regiment was suffering greatly for the want of officers, a large number being unfit for duty, that 2nd Lieutenant Nicholas Lacy was appointed Quartermaster of the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, and had been acting as such since that time without his commission, and that 1st Lieutenant Thomas Burns, promoted from 2nd Lieutenant, had not received his commission although the gentleman appointed in his place had been commissioned.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 118]
January 20, 1862
R[obert] L. McKinlay, Captain, Company A, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbia, Kentucky. To P[hilip] B. Swing. Letter stating that there was a report in camp that Colonel [James P.] Fyffe was about to be promoted, that [Farran] Olmsted would be made Colonel, and that [William] Howard would be made Lieutenant Colonel, that this would make the position of Major vacant and he would like to obtain said position if such a vacancy occurred, that he would be under lasting obligations to Swing if he would aid him in the matter, that if there was any possibility of obtaining such a position in any other regiment, he would like to have a chance, and that if Swing would make application to the Governor, he might be fortunate enough to obtain such an appointment in one of the Ohio regiments; and requesting that Swing write him soon in reference to the matter.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 91]
January 20, 1862
E.H. Witter, Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. To Friend Day. Letter stating that he had very hard luck in his last eight months military experience, that he wanted Day to state his case to Governor David Tod and see if Tod would give him an appointment as a Junior 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery now in the process of formation, that he was informed by officers of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry that Governor William Dennison had given him an appointment of 2nd Lieutenant in Company D of that regiment, and that Day knew he could never get along with the Colonel were he to accept that position.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 74]
January 21, 1862
L[ouis] Hoffmann, Captain, 4th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, II Brigade, III Division, Department of the Missouri, Camp Curtis, near Waynesville, Missouri. To Acting General [Peter J.] Osterhaus, Commander II Brigade of the III Division, Department of the Missouri. Letter reporting the promotion and appointment of Louis Zimmerer, Orderly Sergeant of the 4th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery as junior 2nd Lieutenant of said battery; and stating that necessity required for a battery in the field to have three Lieutenants commanding the respective sections and one Lieutenant for the command of the train of caissons, that as this last named office was vacant in the battery under his command, he had filled the vacancy according to the artillery regulations and General Order No. 22 from the Major General commanding the Department of the Missouri by the appointment of Louis Zimmerer, that Zimmerer was an able and efficient artillerist deserving the rank of Lieutenant, and that said appointment was made on January 1, 1862. Bears notes from P[eter] J. Osterhaus, Commanding 2nd Brigade, S[amuel] R. Curtis, Brigadier General, and N[athaniel] H. McLean, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of the Missouri; recommending the appointment; and forwarding Hoffmann's letter.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 106]
January 21, 1862, January 23, 1862, and January 28, 1862
C.P. Buckingham, Adjutant General of Ohio, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Printed copies of General Order No. 1, General Order No. 2, and General Order No. 3.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 20]
January 22, 1862
Benjamin Eggleston, and W.S. Groesbeck, Senate Chamber, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that they had been informed that the position of 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery was vacant; recommending the promotion of Sergeant William K. Perine to said vacancy; and stating that Perine was a young man of "unexceptional" moral character and in every way worthy and well qualified to fill the place, that for the last two months, Perine had been acting in the capacity of 2nd Lieutenant in the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, and that Perine's appointment would be highly satisfactory to Captain [Frank C.] Sands, commander of the battery, as well as to the numerous friends of Perine who esteemed him for his many excellent qualities and acknowledged bravery.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 76]
January 24, 1862
Edward McK. Hudson, Lieutenant Colonel and Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Washington. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the commander in chief directed him to write recommending the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel [Percy] Wyndham to the command of the 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, that Wyndham had the highest character for daring courage, energy, and promptness in the discharge of his duties as a cavalry officer, that Wyndham was the warm personal friend of Garabaldi and was selected by him whenever a work of more than ordinary difficulty was to be performed, and that Wyndham was a well instructed officer and had served much of his time with volunteers, always commanding their confidence and esteem; enclosing a translation of a certificate of Wyndham's services; and stating that the General directed him to respectfully request that Tod reply to the recommendation at the earliest convenience as it was important that a good officer should be permanently at the head of the regiment in question.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 148]
[January 24, 1862]
Translation of a certificate of the services of Sir Percy Wyndham.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 147]
January 25, 1862
Alf[red W.] Gilbert, Lieutenant Colonel, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding Detachment, Syracuse, Missouri. To Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham. Letter stating that the enclosed commission was sent to Colonel [John] Groesbeck, but he knew nothing about the person or the commission, that Groesbeck was at Palmyra in north Missouri with five companies of the 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and he was at Syracuse with five companies, that Groesbeck supposed the commission had reference to someone at Syracuse, that he knew nothing of the commission and presumed it was sent by mistake, and that he was sending the commission back for the purpose of having it sent to the proper quarter.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 120]
January 27, 1862
J[acob] Ammen, Colonel Commanding, 10th Brigade, 4th Division, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he had frequently seen Captain Emerson Opdycke of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry drill a regiment on the field and was pleased with the manner in which he handled a regiment, that he had also observed Opdycke drilling the officers of the 15th Brigade and was satisfied that he understood the drill well and knew how to put it in practice, and that Opdycke was well qualified to drill a regiment and to command it.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 52]
January 27, 1862
W[illiam] Nelson, Brigadier General Commanding, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, Headquarters, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To the Governor of Ohio. Letter stating that Lieutenant [Emerson] Opdycke had frequently been employed in drilling regiments in the 4th Division, that Opdycke had requested him to address the Governor regarding his capabilities as a regimental commander, that Opdycke would make a good regimental commander, and that should the Governor be in need of a good Colonel, he would recommend Opdycke for favorable consideration.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 53]
January 27, 1862
Frank C. Sands, Captain, Cyrus Sears, Senior 1st Lieutenant, H[enry] M. Neil, Junior 1st Lieutenant, and David A. Southworth, Senior 2nd Lieutenant, 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, Camp Oakwood, near Ottreville, Cooper County, Missouri. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that they had learned that the promotion of Corporal Richard Bauer to the office of Junior 2nd Lieutenant now vacant in the 11th Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery had been urged by his political friends in preference to the promotion of Sergeant William K. Perine whose appointment to said office had already been requested of Tod, that they would represent that every good consideration strongly demanded the appointment of Perine to the office in question, that they would further represent that Perine was appointed acting Junior 2nd Lieutenant of the battery on December 7, 1861, by Captain [Archibald G.A.] Constable who was then in command of the battery, that Constable assured Perine that he would secure him a commission accordingly and urged upon him the propriety and necessity of immediately procuring his uniform and equipments for said office which Perine accordingly did at an outlay of some two hundred and fifty dollars, and that for these considerations and in consideration of the fact that Perine was a young man of rare qualifications for the office, they prayed that Tod would commission him accordingly and date his appointment December 7, 1861, since which time he had been faithfully performing all of the duties pertaining to that office.
2 pp. [Series 147-29: 73]
January 27, 1862
Philip B. Swing, Batavia, Clermont County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the band for the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry were anxious to be discharged from their service therein and had sent him a petition to the War Department to that effect, that before forwarding the petition, he had thought it best to submit the matter to Tod, that the 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry had been through a most trying time, that the companies were not full when they went into camp, that they expected to have time for recruiting after getting into camp, that the day after most of them went into camp at Ripley, General [William] Nelson dispatched a messenger for them to come and defend Maysville, [Kentucky] as a force was thought to be marching on it, that they went at once into active service and in a few days were marched to the battle of Piketon, that from there they were taken to Columbia, that they had passed through greater hardship than any other regiment he knew of, that they had no opportunity to fill their regiment so far as the number of companies were concerned or to fill up the companies they had, that the result was that the soldiers, on account of their number, were required to perform double the labor which full companies and full regiments performed, and that he was fearful under the circumstances that a discharge of the band would tend to discourage the men of the regiment, although it would save the Government $500 per month; asking if anything could be done for the regiment by way of sending them a company or two or by filling up those they already had; recommending R[obert] L. McKinley, Captain, Company A, 59th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Tod's favorable consideration; stating that McKinley was among the few leading Democrats in Clermont County who were wholly and fully right upon the rebellion from the beginning, that McKinley immediately set about with others to raise a company, was elected 1st Lieutenant, and was promoted to the Adjutancy of the 22nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (three months' service), that McKinley discharged his duties with great credit to himself and to the interest of the service, that at the expiration of his term of enlistment, McKinley raised a company for the three years' service, that McKinley was their candidate on the Union ticket for Senator in opposition to Mr. Johnston, the sitting member from Brown County and Clermont County, and received a very flattering vote, that McKinley was for two years a pupil at the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and that he thought McKinley was a young man deserving of promotion; enclosing a note from McKinley showing his qualifications as a businessman; stating that McKinley was a member of the bar; and citing references.
5 pp. [Series 147-29: 90]
January 30, 1862
Reber & Stryker, et. al., Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. To ? Letter signed by nine members of the Sandusky bar; recommending the appointment of Samuel C. Wheeler, a Private in Company E, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to the office of 2nd Lieutenant; and stating that Wheeler had been in the service in western Virginia for eight months, that Wheeler was a gentleman of good abilities, and of good habits and strict integrity, that in their judgment, Wheeler was in every way qualified to discharge the duties of 2nd Lieutenant, that they had been personally acquainted with Wheeler for ten years, and that in their opinion, Wheeler's appointment to the office of 2nd Lieutenant would be creditable to the service.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 25]
[January? 31?, 1862]
D[aniel] S. Leslie, Captain, Company F, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, et. al. To Governor David Tod. Letter signed by twenty commissioned officers of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; stating that they had served with Captain Aquilla Wiley of Company C, 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a period of four months, that they knew Wiley's capacity as a commander and his ability to maneuver a regiment on the field as well as to insure its discipline and government in camps, and that they had implicit confidence in Wiley's courage and patriotism; and recommending Wiley's appointment to any vacancy occurring in the field staff of the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry for which he might see fit to apply or which he might be induced to accept.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 41]
January 31, 1862
E.P. Scammon, Colonel, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, 3rd Provisional Brigade, Fayetteville, Virginia. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that the resignation of Captain D[ewitt] C. Howard, Company K, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry having been accepted, he recommended that 1st Lieutenant A[braham] A. Hunter, the senior 1st Lieutenant in the regiment, be promoted to the vacant Captaincy.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 13]
January 31, 1862
E[rastus] B. Tyler, Colonel, 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Headquarters, Camp Kelley. Report of vacancies among commissioned officers of the 7th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as well as ranking 1st Lieutenants and 2nd Lieutenants.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 21]
February 4, 1862
James Elliott, Fairhaven, Preble County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter recommending his son, a member of Company A, 47th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for promotion.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 80]
February 8, 1862
W[illard] J. Stokes, Adjutant, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky. To whom it may concern. Letter stating that he had an intimate acquaintance with Thomas Gwynne of Company A, 24th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that he took great pleasure in bearing testimony to Gwynne's good behavior as a soldier and his abilities, and that Gwynne was a man of good moral habits and worthy of the highest consideration by his superior officers.
1 p. [Series 147-29: 57]
February 10, 1862
C[harles] W. Barnes, Company A, 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that on April 17, 1861, he enlisted at Tiffin under the first call of the President for volunteers, that a sufficient number were soon enrolled to form a company, that he was chosen by the members to fill the office of 2nd Lieutenant and received his commission as such, that their company was formed as part of the 8th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and ranked as Company A, that at Camp Dennison, they were the first of their regiment to reorganize for during the war and consequently retained their position as Company A, that here again, he was chosen unanimously by the company to continue in his position as 2nd Lieutenant, that their 1st Lieutenant was also re-elected, that in the position of 2nd Lieutenant, he had followed the regiment through dangers and hardships with a willingness and a determination to do his duty and believed he had done so to the satisfaction of his superior officers as well as of the men placed under his charge, that in December 1861, the Major of the regiment was promoted to the Lieutenant Colonelcy of the regiment, that Captain A[lbert] H. Winslow of Company A, as senior Captain, was promoted to the Majorship of the regiment and 1st Lieutenant B[enjamin] F. Ogle to the Captaincy of their company, that Ogle's place was then filled by the appointment of a civilian from Cincinnati by the name of Smith who was commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company A, that he was entitled to said position by all the usages of the army, by direct orders of the War Department, and by orders from Adjutant General C.P. Buckingham, that feeling the injustice of such an act on the part of the appointing power, he applied for permission to be detached from the regiment, that permission was granted for a time and he was detailed on recruiting service, that his own grievances were not the only cause of his present appeal, that he was also appealing on behalf of the noncommissioned officers and Privates of the company who had labored well and faithfully from the first, that many of these men were entirely competent to fill a Lieutenant's position in the company, which in justice to them should have been filled from among their number, that he appealed to Tod's judgment to decide upon and apply the proper remedy, that he hoped his requests to be placed in a position to which he was entitled and that his present position be filled from the company would meet with Tod's approval, and that he would await Tod's answer trusting that whatever the decision, it would result in the good of the cause wherein they were all united; and citing references regarding his qualifications as an officer.
4 pp. [Series 147-29: 30]
February 10, 1862
H.S. Bundy, Jackson County. To Governor David Tod. Letter stating that he understood there was a vacancy in the 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry created by the resignation of Captain [W.S.] Taylor, that he would like to have his son-in-law, 1st Lieutenant B[enjamin] F. Stearns, Company K, 36th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry commissioned Captain vice Taylor, that he was aware this would be versus regulations, but nevertheless he would like to have it done, red tape or no red tape, that he had special reasons for making the suggestion, but did not currently have time to explain, that if the appointment was not made until the first of next week, he would see Tod personally, that if Tod was not satisfied that it was an appointment fit to be made, he would not ask it, that he helped to nominate Tod, stumped for him, voted for him, and now swore by him, and that he felt interested in not having Tod do an improper thing while in office.
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