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March 9th, 1867

Sir- it is with great reluctance that I take the liberty of addressing you, for I am well aware of the frequency of such applications, and nothing but the most pressing necessity would induce me to solicit such a favor, the fact is, my health has been feeble, and this, I would like to be Jenerter of the [[insertion]] next [[/insertion]]Collerd School

With respect 
[[signature]] Hamilton W. Fletcher [[/signature]]

address your letter [[insertion]] Hamilton W. Fletcher [[/insertion]] in care of  John W. Brown Whalches flour  Mill