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June 4th

Captain R.T. Frank
8th U.S. Infantry
Comd'g Post Wilmington NC


I have the honor to request that you 
detail one enlisted man to report to me for duty as Commissary Sergeant to superintend the issue of Rations. By orders lately rec'd from Hd Qrs I have discharged the Citizen Employee lately engaged in that capacity and have been directed to apply to you for an enlisted man.
I should prefer a non-commissioned officer 
if you can spare one.

I am Captain
Very Respectfully
Allan Rutherford
Bvt Col U.S.V.
(Lieut Col VRC)
Supt &c Dist NC
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