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Tuscumbia Alabama
Feby 27th 1870


Genl O. H Howard
Superintendent of Freedmans Bureau.

Dr Sir

I am sueing a Mr Hugh Carlisle for medical services rendered to a number of freedman hired by him for wages in the year 1866. I furnished the bills to him & the freedmen, all present & bills were satisfactory Mr. Carlisle, settled with Freedmans and withheld from each the amount due for Med & Doctor Bill & asked me to wait on him until he sold his cotton, which I agreed to do. The matter stood thus a year, when after the freedman had most of left the country he told me he was only 

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