From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, “Letters Sent & Received,
Medical Director’s Office, 1864-65.” p. 117
Office, June 15 ‘64
Your letter of June 9th
has been received. Surg. Garnett has probably informed you the Robertson Hos
will be continued under certain conditions, which are such as all C. S.
Hospitals are administered under. It has been very unpleasant and mortifying to
me to oppose the wishes of ladies, especially in a matter that belongs to the
public service only and should not be made personal.
Very Respectfully &c.
Wm. A. Carrington