The citizens of the county of Augusta
, in appreciation of the services of this distinguished chieftain, have presented him with an elegant horse and equipments.
The following is his letter acknowledging his acceptance of the handsome testimonial.
Gentlemen: I have this day received the beautiful horse and equipments which have been presented to me by you on the part of citizens of Augusta county
I hasten to express my grateful appreciation of the honor you have thus conferred open me. This evidence of regard will continue to be appreciated, not only for its intrinsic worth, but as the kind testimonial of the patriotic people of Augusta
In reply to the complimentary manner in which you speak of my services, permit me to say that they have fallen far short of my desires.
I trust that God, who had thus far protected your homes, may continue to do so, and soon bless our country with an honorable and lasting peace.
With sentiments of high regard, I am gentleman, your ob't serv't. T. J. Jackson