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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Office Assistant Commissioner,
For the State of Mississippi,
Vicksburg, Miss.,December 2, 1867.

Bt Lt. Col. W. A. Eldridge
Sub Asst. Com'r &c 
Okolona, Miss.
The Assistant Commissioner desires to ascertain whether or not you wish to remain in the service in case a further reduction of Officers of Vols is contemplated.

Very respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
Merritt Barber
1st Lt. 34th Infantry

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The words in brackets may be wrong-pls check for me :) Edited

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