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Capt S.W. Watts
of Williamston N.C.

Petitions that he may be appointed civilian agent of the Bureau for Martin & Bertie.

East. Dist.

W. 106. Bu. R.F. & A.L. Asst. Comr. N.C.
Rec'd. Asst. Comr. N.C. Dec. 15th 1865

Hd Quts Eastern DIst.
New Berne Dec 10, 1865

Respectfully forwarded to Col Whittlesey Comr with the statement that Capt Watts is believed, both from testimony and small acquaintance, to be a fit person to hold office in this Bureau; and I recommend his appointment as civilian agent for Martin & Bertie, without compensation except for fees collected &c.

Horace James
Capt & A.Q.M.
Supt &c.

Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Hd Qrs Asst Commissioner
Raleigh N.C. Decbr. 10th 1865

Respectfully referred to Capt F.A. Seely Supt of Eastern District who will make the appointment if he thinks best

By Command of Col Whittlesey A.Cm
Fred H Beecher
Lt & AAA Genl

E.B.P. 82.

Transcription Notes:
Col Whittlesey and Horace James - names verified at:

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