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R.3_ (F.B.S.M._) 1866
Vicksburg Miss.,
January 10, 186 [[strikethrough]] 6 [[/strikethrough]] 7
Rivez, O.C. Jr
Desires to have two orphan children apprenticed to him a girl & boy, for house service and will promise them good treatment &c. Children to be left with Henry Downing Comm merchant Vicksburg

Dist [[strikethrough]] DEPARTMENT [[/strikethrough]] OF MISSISSIPPI
Vicksburg, Miss., Jan 12" 186 [[strikethrough]] 6 [[/strikethrough]] 7
Respectfully referred to Maj W.W. Wales, Supt of Howard Orphan Asylum, (Thro Sub-Com'r, Dist Werislian)to know if there are two orphan children in the Asylum answering this description . 
By order of 
Bvt Brig Genl A.C. Gillem
A. Preston 
A.A.A. Genl.

Office Sub. Com. FB
Meridian Miss
Jan 13th 1867
Respectfully forwarded
[[footnote 1]] Jas. M. Sunderland
Capt V.R.C.
Asst Sub. Comr
Off Asst etc of Meridian
Heece D.M. Jan 15 
[[footnote 1 ]] E.M. 4 R.67 [[/footnote]]

Howard Orphan Asylum
1st month 18th 1867.
Respectfully returned to Major A. W. Preston with the information that there are two children in the Asylum partially answering this description, viz Candace Cooper aged 8 or 9 years & James Washington aged about 8 years. They are both healthy. Candace has a good disposition and can easily be made useful. James is not handy at business - has however a fair intellect and sound limbs. These two come the nearest answering the description of any here, not already engaged.
Wm. W. Wales,
Freedman's Burau of Miss. * Received * JAN 22 1867
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