Nashville, Tenn.[essee], August 8th 1865
I have been expecting a letter from home for some days but have been
disappointed to date.
On the 5th I sent in my resignation to take effect on the 15th but have
not yet received any answer. I hoped to get to Clarksville this week
but the Clerk who signs checks in my absence is away. Orders have arrived
for the RRd [Railroad Department] to be transferred to the Civil Authorities
and the Office can not continue long. If I had company I think I would
go home by way of augusta and Savannah taking a Steamer at the latter
place. If my resignation is accepted I will go to Clarksville on th
e15th or 16th. Capt[ain] Wickersham of Lancaster is chief Ass[istant]
Q[uarter] M[aster] of the Dep[ar]t[ment] of Tenn[essee] and if I choose
to go to Agusta he could give me a situation, but the weather is too
warm. I am not acquainted with him, but with Mr. Song, a clerk in this
Office. Their family lived formerly in Balto [Baltimore] and he knows
the Alricks' there. They now reside in Carlisle. His Father is an officer
in the Navy and has been for years. His Brother is secretary to the
President and this one here took the Pres'[ident's] family to Washington
a short time ago. He is nephiw of Major Gen[era]l Donaldson Chief Q[uarter]
M[aster] of the whole Dep[ar]t[ment] commanded by Thomas. He says if
I ever wish any situation under the Gov[ernmen]t write him.
The mosquitoes here are very numerous and I think have learned Army
tactice, as far as conrentation [?] is concerned any how.
We are all enjoying good health and look a little gloomy at the prospects
for us all sepapating. My room mate has been with me or in the same
office since Dec[ember] 1862.
My love to all,
Yours most truly
H Alricks Jr
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