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Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands,
Headquarters Ass't Commissioner, District Columbia,
Washington, ^[[Aug 10th]], 186^[[8]].
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Maj Stuart Eldridge
A A A General

Sir:

I respectfully ask for Mr Wm H Harris, transportation from this city to his field of labor, at Lancaster's Wharf. Charles Co. Md. via the Steamer Columbia. Mr Harris is an educational laborer in this Bureau.

I have the honor to be
Your obt servant
[[signature]] John Kimball [[/signature]]
Supt of Education
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