In the letter Campbell expresses his willingness to serve the state if it should secede, though he would prefer a reconciliation without secession: "I am quite at the service of the State in any place in which my services might be needed to secure...
In the letter Campbell discusses the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln and his negative views of the new president; expresses his hope that peace will be maintained between the Union and the new Confederate government; and mentions his resignation...
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