Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jas. Thompson” in article 6 of The Daily Dispatch: February 23, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
... in 1847:
"Mexico, 1847. "My Dear Sir
--I have received the two letters (one from the Rev. M. Angler, and the other signed by Mr. Van Wyck,) asking, on several grounds, the discharge of Jas. Thompson , a private in the second Artillery.
"First--He has since his enlistment reformed his habits.
This is an argument in favor of his serving out his time, lest he should relapse, if discharged,...
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