In January 1864, Jose wrote Shepley seeking help in getting a discharge for "Webb," who intended to move to Chicago but was ill.
He may have been referring to Charles D. Webb of Portland, who was quartermaster for the 12th Maine Regiment. Shepley and Jose both had served in the 12th Maine.
Jose wrote that the Preble House addition was finished and was "much improved."
He also expressed concern, echoed by others in Portland, that Shepley, a lawyer who had practiced in Bangor and Portland and had served as U.S. Attorney for Maine, might not return to Maine after the war.
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