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War Department
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
Washington, Jany 8th 1866

Colonel Samuel Thomas
Assistant Commissioner &c.
Vicksburg Miss.,

Colonel, I have the honor to inform you that the Quarter Masters Department has been requested to ship from New York to your Head Quarters five thousand (5,000) Negro Brogans for distribution. under General Orders 147. A.G.O. Series 1864.

Very Respectfully
Your obt servant
Max Woodhull
Asst. Adjt. Genl.
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