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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.
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