King, Rufus – June 5, 1861

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

Washington, Wednesday, June 5th. Hon. A. W. Randall Gov. of Wisconsin Dear Sir I wrote you a hasty note last evening announcing my arrival in this city and expressing the hop that I should be able, at an early hour this morning, to procure an interview with the Secretary of War and lay before hime the business with which you had charged me. I failed to see Gen. Cameron this morning as he was not at the War Department; but I was fortunate enough to find the Secretary of State disengaged and obtained from him a very urgent recommendation in favor of the acceptance of a full Brigade from our State.