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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 U.S.A. Sub Asst. Com'r &c Okolona, Miss. Sir, 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 A.A.A.Genl
The words in brackets may be wrong-pls check for me :) Edited
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