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Indianapolis In'd
March 4th 1866

Major General
O O Howard
Freedmans Bureau
Washington D.C


I have the honor to request an assignment to duty in the "Freedman's Bureau." I believe I possess the requisite ability as an Executive and Administrative Officer, to render my services usefull. I am a Lawyer by profession, being a member of the New York Bar.

During the past two years, I have been on the following duty; For Six Months I was in command of Cliffburne Barracks near Washington D.C. then used as a

Transcription Notes:
"Cliffburne" originally the "Cliffbourne" estate

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