John McConihe, Correspondence
MS 308
Box:1
Folder:7
Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries

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Dear John

Your letter of the — date is at hand as soon as I am able will write you in answer. Everything will be fixed up to you satisfaction at all events to the best of any financial abilities. Will try and write you to morrow[sic]. I am quite sick suffering from biliousness and dyentery[sic].

I write more especially now to say, that I have just received a letter from Isaac in which he says there is some chance of my getting a Majorship in some Eastern Regiment in your vicinity and to ask you to give him your support in the accomplishment of this object.

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Altho the pay is not much more than that of Captain, yet the posi—tion would better suit me. I am tired of tramping all over this State. It is awful hard work with little honor to be gained.

I have written to Omaha for those notes which will be sent you as soon as received. They amount to $700# and should be paid. We have never received but about $300 out of about $2000 we invested in Denver. But I will not enter into details in this letter. In case I obtain the position of Major, I will let you have one half of my pay as I draw or more if it can be spared. I have not drawn any pay since Oct 31 and cannot until Jan'y 1st when I will send you funds.

In haste Yours as ever

John McConihe