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James Leonard, of Upper Gilmanton, N. H., who had been rejected as a volunteer on account of his being over forty-five years of age, says: “After accepting several men over forty-five years of age, and several infants, such as a man like me could whip a dozen of, I was rejected because I had the honesty to acknowledge [10] I was more than forty-five years of age. The mustering officer was a very good-looking man, about thirty-five years old, but I guess I can run faster and jump higher than he; also take him down, whip him, endure more hardships, and kill three rebels to his one.” --New-Hampshire Statesman.

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