Sunday, November 6, 2016

Edward Everett Hale to Charles Hale, August 8, 1862

But Abraham's draft is universally well received and has hurried up the volunteering at once. When it is filled, nearly half our military population in Massachusetts will be under arms. . . . Gov. Andrew is sentimentally opposed to a regular draft, a very absurd opposition. I think there are already evidences that he means to call out the volunteer militia for nine months, instead of bravely taking by lot his 15,000 men.

SOURCE: Edward Everett Hale Jr., The Life and Letters of Edward Everett Hale, Volume 1, p. 330-1

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