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Re: Capt. Rev. Tom W. Todd
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From Union Citizens File:

Headquarters 2 Battalion _____
Fayetteville MO Dec 25 1862

FW Diggis, Provost Marshall
Sir
I have notified Thomas W Todd a minister of the gospel of the OLD side Baptist denomination and of course a rebel. To appear before you on or before 9th day of January 1863. _____ to the give a bond in the sum of two thousand dollars. for his future loyalty. of course I have no right to ______ the amount of his bond. but I am sure that after talking with him yourself. you will think the above amount sufficiently small. does the order fining persons for failing to enroll. apply to ministers on acct Mr Todd claims ____ it does not. but I am not at all astonished at his saying so. Shuld himself that is the game rebels have been playing all the time. but is high time that traitors should be taught the government was in earnest and determined to punish the guilty. We have been too lenient. Forbearance has ____ to be a ______. They must feel the strong arm of the government or we will never put a stop to this unconstitutional war. I think I will send up some other gentleman in a few days to acknowledge their allegiance to the government now that we have arms in our hands. if we do not crush out every symptom of treason. we ar not worthy of having a good government and the rebels will finally drive us out of the county. They know how to crush our union sentiments in the South and I think we ought to profit by their example.

Yours Rspt
Benj Reeves
Cmding Post

FW Diggis
Glasgow MO

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Benjamin Reeves was the enrolling/enlistment officer of Howard County 1862-63. Reeves was severely wounded in the shoulder in a skirmish at Rocheport May 24th, 1865 between Howard Co Militia led by Digges and guerrillas associated with Jim Anderson and Arch Clements. See https://www.columbiatribune.com/article/20150524/NEWS/305249952

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The second image is a letter from the Mayor of Kansas City indicating he was being held as a civilian prisoner at Fort Scott Ks in Sept 1862. He appears to have been released.

John R

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