Viewing page 18 of 105

Indianapolis In'd
March 4th 1866

Major General
O O Howard
Freedmans Bureau
Washington D.C

General

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

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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology.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.