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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. Major: 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. Respectfully, Your obt. servt., Wm Linn Tidball, Capt. V.R.C., Sub. Asst. Comr. B.R.F. & A.L.
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