East New Market


2 September 1862

Gov. Thomas H. Hicks to Secretary of War E. M. Stanton

(Collection of Karen Nicholson, Arlington, VA)


Sept. 2nd 1862

Hon E. M. Stanton Sec War

I have great pleasure in introducing to you Doctor A. L. Manning of our County as a Gentleman, a good Physician an original and unflinching Union man.

Dr. M. is desirous of being made a Surgeon in the Army of the United States or will accept some other place in which he can be useful to his county

I have known Dr. Manning from his childhood, and know him to be fully deserving your confidence and favor.

I have the Honor to be with great respect your obt. servant

Tho. H Hicks