Letter from John Patterson to his mother Julia in July 1864

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Patterson, John H.
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John Patterson wrote this letter to his mother in July, 1864. In the letter he tells her about a recent trip he made to Washington and the sights he saw while there, including the "much talked of" East room of the White House. He also talks about daily operations at his current post.