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War Department,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands,
Washington, March 24 1871.

General E. Whittlesey
A.A.A. General
Bureau R.F. & A.L.


I have the honor to request a leave of absence for the period of ten (10) days in the following mode, viz: to be absent from the office every other day.

I desire this leave for the purpose of bring up some of studies.

Very respectfully
your obedient servant
Joseph C. Rock