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

I hope that it may be in your power to meet with the survivors of the company, of which you were an officer during the first year of the war between the States, and believe that the occasion will be an enjoyable one to you, and I take pleasure in communicating the invitation and beg to add my expression of personal and individual good wishes, and subscribe myself

Your friend,


Lynnhaven, Va., June 22, 1892.
Judge R. M. page, Abingdon, Va.:
dear Sir—Your kind invitation to the reunion of the survivors of Company ‘D’ has been received. It would give me great pleasure to meet my companions in arms of that company once more, and to talk over with you all the events of that stirring period now passing so far away, if my engagements permitted. I am sorry to say that it will be impossible for me to be present at that time.

Please express to the surviving members my regrets, and accept for yourself my thanks for the kind expressions in your letter.

Yours very truly,


Mr. Trigg also read the following letter from Sergeant M. M. S. Ireson, who was unable to attend:

Wittens Mill, Va., June 23, 1892.
Captain C. T. Litchfield, Abingdon, Va.:
my dear old friend and Captain—I have delayed answering your letters, for I have received two from you in regard to the


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