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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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