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Rutherford B. Hayes.

May 20, 2015

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

New Creek, West Virginia, May 20, 1865.

Dear Uncle: — Lucy arrived here last night with me from Chillicothe. We expect to go to Washington in a few days, and after a little run about, home probably by way of Fremont about the 5th to 10th of June. I have sent my resignation, and shall be out of service just four years after entering it. My chest will go to Fremont by express; my horse and equipments, flag, sword, etc., etc., start tomorrow with my orderlies. If they need cash, please let them have it


R. B. Hayes.

S. Birchard.

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