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Guilford County 27th 9m. 1867

Maj Berlenius
I was yesterday at Delphina E. Mendenhole, and at her request now enquire if the Hospital is redy for the reception of invalides The coloured woman about which she has been speaking to thee about has become so much prostrated as to need constant attention and the demand for fire is increasing with her and now that those who hav been attending to her in the daytime are both down sick she must needs suffer, becide the greate danger from being burned for want of some one to stay with her during the night to keepe up small fire. There must large fires be built and endanger other propperty as well as that ocupied by the coloured woma perhaps large salaries might induce some coloured person to attend to her but she is now a constant expense to D E Mendenholl and not having been in the county 12 months the Wardens of the poor willnot accept of her and Randolph has no way of doing I h[[smudge obscures text]] early attention would be a great relief t[[smudge obscures text]]t the coloured woman and her worthy friend DEM
Thy friend P S Benbooe  

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("Berlenius" a misspelling of Major "Bolenius")

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