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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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