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[[seal]] E.H. OWEN [[/seal]]

To Admiral Davis
Navy Dept

Sir,

Will you do me the honor to meet my friend Evd (& some 2 or 3 other gentlemen) at dinner, at my house, on Monday the 27. June, at 5 p.m.

Most respectfully
yr obt servt
[[underlined]] Edw. Bates [[/underlined]]

Saturday, June, 25 ^[[1864]]
429, F. Street
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