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The Western Union Telegraph Company.
The rules of this Company require that all messages received for transmission, shall be written on the message blanks of the Company, under and subject to the conditions printed theron, which conditions have been agreed to by the sender of the following message.
O.H. Palmer, Sec'y.  J.H. Wade, Pres't.

Dated, Raleigh Feb 17 1868
Received at New Berne 17
To Col S Moore

Buy sixteen (16) bales of hay & forward to me. If prime. If not send eight (8).
Thos P Johnston
Bt Lt Col C.Q.M.

15/105 pd
Recd 5. pm
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