Viewing page 4 of 166

Williamston N.C.
Decr. 5th 1865
Capt
Horace James
Dear Sir:
Some two weeks: since I wrote you making application for the appointment of Asst Supt of Freedmen for the counties of Pitt & Edgecomb Counties. I see now by the order, friend to Lt. John Swartz that he will have to leave here, and no one will be here to transact Business. If the government is so disposed I should like to be appointed for My own County, Marlin & Britee and when Beaufort or Edgecomb, added I have done nearly all the business any way connected with the Bureau in this county, and fancy to myself that I can, as I have at all times done, represented the policy & vices of the government. If you have the appointment within your power, I should be pleased to receive it from your hands or such influences from you I will recommend my appointment. Those who know me desire my appointment anything done for me in this matter would 
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.