Drury June 8th 1862
Your kind favor of the 1st of June was only recieved on Thursday morning. you
will find an account of our health in Sallies letter. I was very much gratified
to learn that you & Sallie had employed Mr. Whitlock to finish our house. Get
him at it as soon as posible.
You also desired me to inform you whether or not any moneys was due my Lamented
unkle David Prillaman, having called out under the Laws of Virginia, and never
having asigned (or if asigned at all) only a few Days previous to his Death to
the Confederate States. It is quite clear that there is nothing Due him from the
Confederacy. Several men have been discharged from his Regt in consequence of
their being over thirty five years of age. They drew no pay only from the Time
they came to ...... they was discharged.
I think there is no doubt but what the State of Virginia will owe him, and either
has or will make some provisions for paying the malitia called out by its govenor
last March. but having Spent the most of my Time Since I left home in an other
State I am not able to say what provisions was made.
Mr S. O. Smith informed me to day that A. H. Turner desired me to inform him whether
there is a necesity for his coming Into This Regiment to get a Discharge It is
my opinion & I have had conversation with a great many of the officers here who
agree with me that he is exempt by the Conscription Bill provided he can establish
his age to be over thirty five & if he does not come back there is no penalty
attached to the Bill By which he can be hurt, yet he would not be honorably Discharged.
if he is not able to come here he can go to some Physian & get a certificate of
his Physical Disablility to come to camp & then get a copy of his Register and
have his Father of appear before some Justice of the peace & make oath to it &
forward these papers to me & I will see that Capt Fountaine has his Discharge
It is now Dark and I must close this note, i have been Busy as a Bee all Day and
have no Time to write you will get all the news that I am in posesion of in two
letters that I started to Sallie last Thurday
I Still remain your Son
Chris S. Prillaman