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G 17 F.B.D.O. = 1867 Bureau R.F. & A.L. Office Asst. Commissioner State of Mississippi Vicksburg Miss Dec 2d 1867 Gillem, Alvan C. Bvt. Maj. Genl, U.S.A. Asst. Commissioner Desires to assertain [[ascertain]] whether Bt. Lt. Col WH Eldridge wishes to remain in the Service in case a further reduction of Officers of Vols is contemplated [[stamp]] Freedmen's Bureau State of Miss Received Dec 7 1867 [[/stamp]] Recd F.B.D.O. Dec 5th 1867 Office Sub Asst. Commr., Okolona, Miss Dec 5th 1867 Respectfully returned to Bvt Maj Genl A.C. Gillem Asst. Commr for State of Miss. with the information that I desire to remain in the Service so long as my services may be required by the Genl., W.H. Eldridge Bt. Lt. Col & Sub Asst. Comr
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