Jefferson City, Mo.|
August 27th 1861|
Your letter requesting me to appoint Mr. Foley on my Staff was only received last Friday night, of course to late to give Mr. F. the appointment even if I could do so. I remember to have been introduced to Mr. F. Sr. several years ago and if the son is anything like the impression I then formed of the father the appointment would be one that I could well congratulate myself upon. I have filled all the places on my Staff and, flatter myself, with deserving men. Mr. J. A. Rawlins of Galena is to be my Adj't. Gen. Mr. Lagow of the Regt. I was formerly Colonel of and Mr. Hillyer of St. Louis, Aides. They are all able men, from five to ten years younger than myself. 1 Without Military experience but very capable of learning. I only have one of them 2 with me yet and having all raw troops, and but little assistance, it keeps me busy from the time I get up in the morning until from 12 to 2 O'Clock at night, or morning.
I subscribed for the Daily Democrat, 3 a staunch Union paper, for you so that you might hear from me often. There is a goodeal of alarm felt by the Citizens of an early attack upon this place