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June 8th

Lieut A M S Crawford
Ass't Sup't, Charleston SC.

Your letter of the 6th, containing enclosure of Eight Dollars, came duly to hand, and in reply, I would say, that I had the child said to be the child of Henry Waring, brought before me, accompanied by the woman Peggy, with whom she is staying. The child says that her mother's name was Grant and that she does not know Henry Waring, that before her Mother died she told her that her Father was dead. The woman, Peggy, says she never heard of Waring and that the child has been with her for more than a year, and has no food, bed and treatment. Under these circumstances I do not feel like sending the child away as it does not appear to my satisfaction that she is the child of Henry Waring I am enclose the $8-
Allan Rutherford
Bvt Col & Sup't So. Dist NC

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