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Bureau Refugees, freedmen and Abandoned Lands.
For the State of Mississippi,
Vicksburg, Miss., Jany 13., 1866.
Brevt Col Marcus, P. Bestow
Asst Adjt Genl
I have the honor to request that transportation be furnished John Hill and Twenty four {24} others, destitute Freedmen, from Vicksburg Miss, to Tokaba Landing Yazoo River by water.
This transportation is necessary to prevent suffering and to secure employment to the Freedmen, thus relieving the Government of their support.
I am, Sir,
Very respectfully,
Sam Thomas
Col. and Ass't Comm'r, State of Mississippi.

Transcription Notes:
I couldn't find a Tokapa(previous page) or Tokaba town. Probably a landing on the Yazoo River that doesn't exist anymore.

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