First Lieutenant L.S. Walker's letter to Stuart Walker of Martinsburg, West Virginia, of 29 June 1889

L.S. Walker's letter to Stuart Walker of Martinsburg, West Virginia

This original document is in the archives of the Berkeley County Historical Society, 136 East Race Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Sounds like the month of June was a wet one in 1889!

L.S. Walker was not only the clerk of the Shenandoah County Court, but also a first lieutenant in the local militia, the Anderson Guards.

Transcription of letter:
Office of L.S. Walker
Clerk Shenandoah County Court,
Woodstock, Va., June 29, 1889

Stuart W. Walker, Esq.
Ch. Cmtee. 4 July Cel.

Dr. Sir:

I am sorry to inform you that on account of the many rains we have had around us for the past month, the wheat, hay harvest & corn plowing has been delayed for several weeks and as most of our men are engaged in that business, they find it impossible to be able to accept your invitation on the 4th July next.

With regrets that we are unable to attend I am Respectfully Yours

L.S. Walker
1st Lieut. Commanding Anderson Guards

Is anyone familiar with the family of this man? Was he Luther Sommers Walker, died 16 Aug 1907, at the age of fifty, marriend Annie Haas, and the son of Samuel T. Walker (d. at Chancellorsville, 1863) and Mary Sommers Walker Zirkle (m. Lewis Zirkle)? I would like to include information about this L.S. Walker, who was clerk of the Shenandoah County Court in 1889. Please email Don Silvius if you can help. NOTE: information on Luther Sommers Walker from "Someone You Knew II" by Judy Coffman Stickley, a MUST for Shenandoah County genealogists.


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