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[47] regiment, old brigade, and old division, and I must see the old fellows once more before I die. I have promised to speak, out in your direction during the pending presidential political campaign. Why could we not have a meeting at some day at that time? So get the veterans—oh, I can't call them veterans—get the ‘boys’ together when I can be present, and we will have a good time by ‘jining the cavalry’ again.

Yours, very sincerely,

dear Colonel—There is to be a reunion of the survivors of Company D, First Virginia Regiment Cavalry, at this place on the 4th of July next, and I have been directed to notify you of the fact, and extend to you a cordial and pressing invitation to be present and participate in the reunion.

In extending you this invitation I beg to say that I consider it not only most fitting but most desirable that you, the last colonel of the ‘Old First,’ should come to this reunion, and give the old soldiers of your command, who may be present, an opportunity to see again a gallant officer who never failed to lead his regiment properly, and who also, as a kind and considerate commander, endeared himself to his men.

It is hoped, Colonel, that you will come. Company D often responded to your call; will you not now respond to this call of its survivors?

Respectfully and truly yours,

Shepherdstown, W. Va., June 27, 1892.
Mr. R. M. page:
my dear friend and Comrade-Your very kind and complimentary letter of the 13th, inviting me to attend a reunion of old Company ‘D,’ reached me a few days ago, and in reply I beg leave

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