Stanton Va. Octr. ’16
May it please your Excellency
Capn. Dinsmore late of the Army distinguished himself at Plattsburg He is a worthy upright man and has lost a large proportion of his property in consequence of the political Law ⟨factions⟩ of Massts. during the War.
I consider himself some way entitled to the notice and patronage of the Govt. I have the honor to be Yr. mo. ob. & hble. Ser.
El. W. Ripley
DNA: RG 94--Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General.