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Autobiography of William Bladen Jett

Chapter 1 of Autobiography of William Bladen Jett, circa 1938

This manuscript includes reminiscences of Jett's boyhood in Virginia during the Civil War; his service with the U.S. Army, chiefly at Ft. Huachuca and Ft. Stanton; cattle ranching in the San Pedro Valley, Ariz.; his employment in Phoenix as a teamster; his studies while a ministerial student at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va.and 39 years serving as a Methodist minister until his retirement in 1929.