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Corinth Miss Sept 11" 1865

Sir
I desire information about clerks.

Are we (Subs) allowed Citizen Clerks and if so what is the customary rate of wages per month for first class good ones, when the business is sufficient to keep them constantly writing, during the day

The enlisted man, (Joseph E Spencer) who was detailed by order of General Osterhaus, to do duty as clerk for me, was, in obedience to an order from General Slocum obliged to report at Vicksburg for duty

He left me on the first inst since which time I have had no regularly appointed clerk. I have a brother here late from Illinois who is a good and ready penman and understands business; for whom I would like to secure the situation as his health is poor and will not permit heavy manual labor  He would suit me and is a ready and experienced hand such as Major T S Free while on his tour through here, told me would command one hundred dollars per month  My brothers name is Melville W Rew

Please post me in regard to this matter as soon as convenient

I am, very respectfully
[[signature]] Lucius Rew [[/signature]]
Lieut and Provost Marshal of Freedmen

S D Barnes
Lieut and Acting Assistant Adjutant General
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