Viewing page 19 of 344

Rockingham Richmnd County &c
April 11/67

To, the Principal
Freedmen Bearau }
Wilmington NC

My D Sr
I notice, that the Secty of War has been empowered, through your Beaureau, to issue supplies to the needy, to prevent starvation and [[?]]. You are respectfully informed, that the greater portion of Richmond County, and percentage in and around our village are and have been in the greatest need for the failure of the last years crop, has occasion under [[?]] destitution in our midst, very few being able to help the needy, and unless assistance be procured & that too speedily, suffering is inevitable, among both white & Black

Very respectfully
Yours
Wm. A. Leak

II I should be pleased to hear from you as to the prospect of getting assistance

Recd. and ansd. April 13/67
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology.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.