Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter to R. U. Johnson from William Tecumseh Sherman, December 22, 1886.
5th Avenue Hotel New York.
R. U. Johnson, Esq.
Associate Editor, Century Magazine, New York.
My Dear Sir:
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your esteemed favor of the 20th instant and trust you will pardon me if I adhere to my former conclusion not to attempt a magazine article on any war event. I do not profess the skill or patience of an historian, but only