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unless proper monthly Returns for each month for which they may have been accountable for public Property, respectively, are received at these Head Quarters, within thirty days. from date. that their names will be forwarded to the Pay. Master. Genl. U.S.A for stoppage of pay.
By Command of Major Genl. O. O. Howard
Commissioner
Very respectfully
Your obedient servant
Henry M Whittelsey
Bt Brig Genl. &. Chf.Q.M.

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letter has evidently been wet in the past, with some running of ink.

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