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    [9th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry]. Letters From Colonel Thomas Cass Requesting Funds for Massachusetts Volunteer Regiments. Two autograph letters signed by Colonel Thomas Cass seeking additional funding for Massachusetts regiments.

    Thomas Cass Autograph Letter Signed "
    Thos. Cass / Col. 13th Regiment". Two integral pages, 8" x 10", on Head Quarters, Cass's Irish Regiment letterhead, Long Island Camp Wrightman, May 24, 1861, to "the Selectmen of the town of Malboro [sic]". Cass seeks to supplement the regiment's coffers with support from the citizens of Marlboro. He writes, in part: "We have now encamped upon this Island ten companies which compose the Irish Regiment six of these companies consist of Boston men and receive their rations and all of the necessaries from the city. The great drain on our citezens [sic] and the large responsibilities under which we labor has done much to cripple our resources and I have been greatly disappointed to learn that it will be impossible for the city to do more than has already been done for the soldiers from Malboro [sic]. To wit: defraying all the expenses incurred for their support for more than eleven days... I have determined to call upon you for help and support in this emergency." Cass asks that the citizens of Marlboro donate $220 to meet the emergency. A bright, legible letter, with the usual fold creases, else fine.

    Thomas Cass Autograph Letter Signed "
    Thos. Cass Col. 13th". One page, 8" x 10", on Head Quarters, Cass's Irish Regiment letterhead, Long Island, Boston, June 5, 1861, to O. W. [illegible]. Something of a follow up letter to the above, Cass writes of the contributions of the towns of Salem and Milford, laments Boston's failure to contribute further, and again places his hopes on the town of Marlboro to supply the lacking funds for the administration of the various Irish Regiments. A fine, bright and legible letter.

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