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and reliable citizens of the county  Yalobusha county by T Ward Probate Clerk

The average number in each of these three counties is fifteen families who will suffer for food and perhaps be obliged to give up a part of their crops already planted without such assistance

The above basis shows in the nine counties of this distinct one hundred & thirty five families needing the above named assistance

In the cases referred to the want is for immediate assistance and I respectfully present the foregoing as my estimate of the numbers according to my understanding of the telegram

I have the honor to be
Verry Respectfully
Your Obt Servant 
Silas May
Capt and Sub Com
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