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Washington D.C. April 7th 1868 Gen. C. H. Howard, Dear Sir, According to your request I will state (in regard to the sending of a colored boy North) that a gentleman residing in Gardiner Maine wished me to send down a boy about 16 or 18 years of age strong, and capable of doing work about the house and field- in fact a helper about an ordinary "Maine Mansion"- He is willing to feed and clothe him as I understand him and give him $100 per year. I am well acquainted with the gentleman and know him to be kind and trustworthy. Have sent him one my self, but the boy has found a better place there; hence the want of another, I will be responsible for his transportation if necessary and will if you wish, advance the money for the same, as the gentleman will advance the same to me if I wish it - Please answer if successful in procuring - and on what terms and oblige Yours Truly E. J Brookings 406 Eighth St.
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