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Tuskegee Ala May 2nd 1866

General
Judge Fannin requested me to write to you, to-day, asking for ration.

He has been distributing from rations, left by Lieut Smith, to the destitute, white & black, who seemed to need assistance most, about 150 rations, per day, But the supply is gone. He thinks there are 800 persons in the County who would be deserving objects of Government charity. He requests me to ask you to ship to "A.B. Fannin, Judge of Probate, Chehaw Ala" whatever quantity of rations it may be in your power to allow him for this month.

I handed Mr Trew a package received for him yesterday. His school is growing, and he is getting along smoothly.

I send you my piece for this week's paper. I find new colaborers every day who encourage me in my work.

Respectfully
E.W. Pon

Major Genl. Wager Swayne
Montgomery Ala

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