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7-4-1862

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Letter sent by Titian J. Coffey to Judge Thomas White on July 3, 1862. This letter is mostly about White-Coffey legal affairs that Coffey is trying to conclude. Coffey writes about a prior business arrangement with a man named Prosser involving interest and principal on bonds and the inflated value of those bonds. He also remarks that he has provided written testimony in the Henry Kinter case but that the testimony will not be available until Kinter, in Coffey's words, "forks over" the money he owes. Coffey also comments on General McClellan's failure--reports of his battles are "unsatisfactory" and "depressing" with the army sustaining severe losses. One of the most disastrous engagements was the battle of James Island in which, Coffey notes, Richard White, Thomas White's son and Coffey's cousin, was, thankfully, not involved.

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WC98.56.01

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Coffey, Titian James, 1824-1897—Correspondence. White, Thomas, 1799-1865. McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885—Military service. Secessionville, Battle of, Secessionville, S.C, 1862. Kinter, Henry.

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The digitized images of letters, photographs, and other items from the White Collection in the “Indiana, Pennsylvania in the Civil War” online exhibit are the property of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, Pa. These images may only be used for non-commercial, educational purposes under “Fair Use” guidelines. For additional information contact: HGSIC, 621 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, Pa. 15701; (724) 463-9600.

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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, PA; White Collection

Letter from Titian J. Coffey to Thomas White, July 3, 1862

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