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Vicksburg Mississippi May 12" 1866
Colonel Thomas
I have the honor to report to you certain acts of 1st Lt Charles Ambrook A B 5" U.S Colored Artillery. My poor neice was cajoled away by this Officer on the plea of taking her up north. Of course the poor girl has been deceived by him. He took her first to live with one of his Sergeants wives, where he visited her every night, and afterwards he built a kitchin next to his barracks where he kept her, with the plausible Story of Cooking for him. After speaking to him some two months to gain some satisfaction, he has removed her to the Carille near the Regiment. Oh how I love the dear girl. She was all my comfort poor thing i think all the time of her, i have tried to get my darling from him, she wont come, she says untill get gets a dress. a nice new dress the darling, she says. she liked it very well in camp where she got the men of the company to wait upon her, and they always done what I wanted them to every man in his company knows well that he had her in his kitchen where she slept, there was a window closed with a shutter opening from the Lt office to her room, she says she will hardly pay her any thing she wont leave him as she expects to go north to live with him, she is a fine looking girl the darling. So general I was told you could make him leave him, because she will freeze if he takes her up north
i am General very much obliged to you if you attend to this matter
Frank Johnson (Colored)
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