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 - CO - RPJSSPONBEN CE. NEW ORLEANS, September a,...
CO - RPJSSPONBEN CE. NEW ORLEANS, September a, 1881. - To W. Irving Hodgson, Captain Bth Company Battalion Washington Artillery i My Dear Sir Appreciating the position your company occupies in this community, aa an Artillery corps, and being fully aware of the importance of tbat arm ef oar service, I h ave been indocad to have made, by oar worthy citizens, Messrs. Leeds st Co , of this city, for State ser vice, a rifled a. pounder bronxe gun, with limber complete, for your command. I have instructed Messrs. Lreds t Co to deliver to votur order this piece of ordnance, which yoo will please accept with my good wishes for its entire success trusting and believing tbat if an opportunity sbculd ever offer Itself, this ins will be skillfully and promptly haadled by the memosra oi yonr commana. I remain, truly year frind,' JOHN L ADAKI. Bcadqu'rs 6th Co. Battalion Washington Artillery, Nsw Orleans, Siptcmber 10, 1861. S To Joon I. Adams, Esq., New Orleans : Dear Sir Your favor of tbe Wh inst , tendering to the 6th Company of the Washington Artillery, under my command, tbe beautiful e - pounder bronzed rifled cannon and its appurtenances, is at band. In behalf of tbe officers and men composing the 6th Company, allow me to return to you tbeir sincere thanks for yeur unbounded liberality, in so generously presenting presenting tbam with this truly magnificent gun and limber, manufactured by tbe Messrs. Leeds Co., of this city. The gun and limber have been received, and are now safely within ths walla of onr arsenal, and reflect great credit, aHke upon tbeir manufacturers and their donor. Thanking you again, sir, for this nattering tettimonlal of your confidence and appreciation, as also for ths good feelings and kind sentiments expressed in your note, i think I can safely promise you, if tbe opportunity for try. log our skill on the field of battle should ever Oder itself. tbe "John I. Adsms," and the olhcers and men in command command of it, wild hold a prominent position, and fully realize realize your most sanguine hopes and expectations. I remain, sir, yours very truly, ell - ildplt V W. IRVING HODGSON, Captain. ,

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 12 Sep 1861, Thu,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 2

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