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Letter of recommendation from Sterling Price to General S. Cooper regarding Mr. John W. Polk for a position within the Quarter Master Department of his army. Price says Folk is of "high character," "excellent business capacity and habits," "perfect sobriety" and deserves a position where he can be both useful and compensated. Grenada, Mississippi. January 5, 1853.
Grenada, Jay. 5, 1853 General I would respectfully but confidently recommend Mr John W. Polk for appointment in the Quarter Master’s Department, or any other branch of the Service. He is a gentleman of high character, excellent business capacity and habits, & perfect sobriety. He has been connected, with the Army under my Command, in fine capacity or other, for about one year, serving always without pay, but the loss of most of his large estates in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, & Louisiana, makes it altogether just that he should be put in some position where he might not only Continue to be useful to the Country, but recieve some compensation for such services, as he may render. I regret that there is not some vacancy in my Corps to which I might recommend him for appointment I am very respectfully Yr obt svt. Sterling Price Maj. Genl. Genl S. Cooper A. O. I. Genl. Richmond Virginia
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Sterling Price, General S. Cooper, John W. Polk, Quarter Master, Grenada, Mississippi, Richmond, Virginia, 05 January 1853, 1853, recommendation, Confederate States Army, Samuel Cooper, General Samuel Cooper, John Polk
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