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Story County, Iowa
Military Eligible Certification Letter

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The following is an example of a certification letter. This one was made by the clerk of the county court to the state adjutants office to certify the 1862 military eligible count.

State of Iowa Story County Clerks Office Story County Iowa N. B. Baker Adjutant General of the State of Iowa

Sir: In compliance with Chapter 17 Sect 2 of An Act Entitled as Act to amend the Militia Law of the State of Iowa passed by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa at its extra Session A D 1861 Approved May 28th 1861 I herewith transmit an abstract showing the number of persons subject to military duty in said Story County as follows

Nevada Township151
Indian Creek Township 73
Howard Township 62
Milford Township 25
New Albany Township 46
Lafayette Township 31
Collins Township 20
Union Township 85
Franklin Township 59
Washington Township 65
Palastine Township39

State of Iowa Story County
I E G. Day Clerk of the District Court in and for said County do hereby certify that the foregoing Abstract is correct as returned to me by the several Assessors of ssid County.
June 9th 1862 E G Day Clerk

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