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Vicksburg Aug. 16th 1867 Col. H.W. Smith A.A. Gen. Sub. Dist. Miss. I have the honor to apply for twenty days leave of absence, with permission to apply for forty day's extension, based upon the accompanying Surgeons certificate. I am Col., Very respy [[respectfully]] Your Obedient Servant A.W. Preston Cap't. V.R.C. Bvt. Maj. U.S.V. A.A.A Gen Sub. Dist-Miss.
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