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Shelbina Shelby Co Inc
May 28th 1866

Brevet Maj Genl Wager Swayne


I wrote to Brvt Col Beecher, PM. on my departure from Mobile (on the 6th of April) requesting he would forward the balance of my payment - which was entered on the Rolls and due me from the 17th to the 28th of February.

On my arrival in Orleans I wrote again to [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]] Col Beecher informing him that my Regmt was mustered out on the 5th of February and I was entitled to pay from that date to the 28th February and requesting he would express the amount to me at St Louis.  I have wrote three times to Col Beecher and have received no reply.  I received my pay for the month of March only.  I received this at the hand of Col GD Robinson.  I have not Col Robinsons address and consequently I cannot write to him on the subject.  I have taken the liberty of addressing you on the subject - and respectfully request you will