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Kleber, A. (fl. 1860) to Paul J. Semmes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.13 Author/Creator: Kleber, A. (fl. 1860) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 August 1860 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27 x 20.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.13 Author/Creator: Kleber, A. (fl. 1860) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 August 1860 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 27 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from a mercenary Semmes was considering hiring to train the Georgia troops. Kleber asks for $75 a month plus board and lodging. Also requests that his passage be paid and that he receive an $80 advance. Kleber was recommended by Semmes's brother (see GLC00572.12). Addressed to General Semmes. Docketed by Semmes.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: New Orleans August 20th 1860
General Semmes
Dear Sir
Yours of the 14th Inst addressed to Mr. A.G. Semmes has just been received According to your request I will make ...no other engagement before hearing from you. As for my propositions they are as follows:
I would ask seventy five ($75) Dollars per month with board and lodging; Secondly I would desire to have my passage paid to your place and also I would like to have a certain sum say $80 Dollars advanced to me that I may be able to meet with some obligations I have here. Hoping that all will be satisfactory to you and to the Company and that I will soon hear from you
I remain, Dear General, your most obedient
Major Kleber
P.S. Would my proposition meet with your approbation, I would thank you to let me know it as soon as possible.
Having nothing to do for the present in New Orleans I would be very glad to leave as soon as possible. I will also on meeting you be able to furnish you with all reference you might desire. Major Kleber
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People: Kleber, A., fl. 1860
Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Confederate General or LeaderMilitary HistoryImmigration and MigrationMilitia

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