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Office Sub-Asst. Com.
Bureau of Refugees, &c.,
Friar's Point, Miss.,
July 26, 1867.

Maj. W.A. Preston,
Act. Asst. Adjt. Genl.,
Vicksburg, Miss.

I have the honor to inform you, that I have rented for an office, the dead-room in the Court House, mentioned in a previous communication. The county authorities have not fixed the rent, but it is not to exceed twenty dollars a month.

Please inform me if I am authorized to purchase furniture and stationery for my office, and if so, to what articles I am confined.

Also, please inform me if I am to keep a record of my official correspondence, and if I am to buy a book for that purpose.
Your obt. servt.,
Wm Linn Tidball,
Capt. V.R.C., Sub. Asst.
Comr. B.R.F. & A.L.

Transcription Notes:
surname Tidball middle name Linn, confirmed via Google

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