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Montgomery Ala January 20th 1869

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Col Edwin Beecher
Bvt Lt Col U.S.V and Asst Commr &c
State of Ala. Bu R F & AL
Montgomery Ala

Colonel;
I have the honor to state that I am informed that Mr I.H. Emery — clerk Bu RF & AL. State of Ala — is about to tender his resignation as such. I take this opportunity in respectfully requesting that I be considered as an applicant for the position — should his resignation be accepted.

Hoping this will receive your favorable consideration.
I am Colonel.
Very Respectfully

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