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Vicksburg, Miss., March 27, 1866.

Lieut. Stuart Eldridge,
Act. Ass't Adj't Gen'l, B.R.F. & A.L.,

Sir:

I have the honor to request that transportation be furnished Whitfield Washington and Fifty nine {59} others, destitute Freedmen, from Vicksburg Miss. to Greenville Miss, by water.
This transportation is necessary to prevent suffering and to secure employment for the Freedmen, this relieving the Government of their support.

I am, Sir,
Very Respectfully,
[[signature of]] James King
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