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I have received your letter of the 17th—The affair of your line has had a train of disagreeable circumstances; but we can now only regret what we cannot remedy; and endeavour as soon and as far as possible to repair the evil.
I have written to General S. Clair to undertake the superintendence of the recruiting service—I am persuaded you will give him all the aid in your power. I am with great regard Sir Yr most Obedt ser.
PHi: Papers of Brigadier General William Irvine.