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Office Sub Commir of Freedmen
Corinth Miss Oct 5

Sir
I wish to be relieved from duty at this post, and have desired it for some time; but without some pretexts hadnt the face to make application. The people may be, and undoubtedly are, prejudiced, and for that reason a change might be the best thing for the Bureau and certainly the most agreeable thing that could occur to me

Very Respectfully
Your Obd't Serv'ts 
[[signature]] Lucius Rew [[/signature]]
Lt. and Sub Comm'r of Freedmen

S. D. Barnes
Lt. and A.A.A. Gen'l 
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