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[[preprinted]] 2 [[/preprinted]] 3 Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c. Hd. Qrs. Asst. Commissioner Raleigh, N.C. July 12" 1865 Cilley Maj. Clinton A. Asst. Adjt. Genl. /14 Clinton A. Cilley Maj & Asst Adjt Genl Sir In accordance with G.O. no 102 A.G.O. May 31"/65 I have the honor to request that the following named officers and enlisted men be detailed for duty in this Bureau and ordered to report at these Head Quarters. [[footnote 1]] Capt. [[underline]] Frank Ford [[/underline]] 5" U.S. Col[[superscript]] d [[/superscript]] Troops Capt. [[underline]] Houg [[/underline]] 4" U.S. Co[[superscript]] ld [[/superscript]] Troops Sergt. [[underline]] Thos. W. Torrey [[/underline]] 4" N H Infty bvls Pvt. [[underline]] John G. Lovejoy [[/underline]] 4" " " " " [[Dittos for: N H Infty vols]] Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt. E. Whittlesey Col. and Asst. Commissioner See Special Orders 7, 10 & 11 [[footnote 1]] Frank Ford Capt. Hoag Capt. Thos. W. Torrey Sergt. John G. Lovejoy Pvt. [[line across page]] 4 Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner Raleigh N.C. July 13" 1865 Bullock Esq. Jas. C. Williamsboro Granville Co. N.C. Jas A Bullock Esq. Sir [[footnote 1]] Your letter to Capt. Beal has been placed in my hand and I am much pleased with its suggestions. Will you ascertain positively if the farm you mean can be purchased or rented, and over what terms. Let the object be known of course ie to furnish a house and employment for such negroes as are without both. Possibly also a home for the destitute of the county might be established on the same farm. Please state also what salary in money you would require, in addition to corn, wheat vegetables wood &c which the farm would furnish you, to undertake the management of such a work. - Hoping to hear from you again & to see you at some future time in Raleigh. I remain Yours very Respectfully E Whittlesey Col. and Asst. Commissioner. L.R. - B.1. [[footnote 1]] Capt. Beal [[end page]] [[start page]] [[preprinted]] 3 [[/preprinted]] [[stamped]] THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE UNITED STATES [[/stamped]] 5 Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c. Hd. Qrs. Asst. Commissioner Raleigh N.C. July 13" 1865 Hand Surg. D.W. Med. Director of N.C. D.W. Hand Med Director Sir [[footnote 1]] In reply to your letter of July 10"/65 I have the honor to state that no special provision has been made by Govt. for supplying Freedmen with medicines & attendance. But my opinion is that we are authorised to call upon the medical Department for what is necessary.I have received no authority to employ physicians by contract but if medical attendance cannot be procured without, I will take the responsibility of making [[footnote 2]] such contracts, and shall be glad to avail myself of your recommendation. Very Respectfully E. Whittlesey LR. - No.1. [[footnote 1]] no provision made by Govt. for supplying Freedmen with Med. Stores. [[footnote 2]] Will take responsibility of making contracts if necessary [[line across page]] 6 Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner Raleigh N.C. July 13" 1865 Emery Capt. Chas. Asst. Supt. /28 Capt Chas Emery Sir Your letter of July 5" 1865 was received at my office while I was inspecting the Eastern District of the State. I am happy to know that you have made so good a beginning at Salisbury, and if you are willing to continue in the work, I shall ask to have you detailed in the Bureau. I hope to visit Greensboro Salisbury & Charlotte in the course of the month. [[footnote 1]] As to minors when good homes can be found for such as have no parents to provide for them, it is well to bind them out, but I think that they should have some voice in the selection of their guardians. The ordinary forms of indenture are sufficient. Please communicate with me as often as you may find it convenient. Yours very Respectfully E Whittlesey Col. and Asst. Commissioner S.B.-E.2 [[footnote 1]] Minors to be bound out if good homes can be provided, they should be allowed choice in selecting Guardians.
*revised with edits based on guidance from SI staff (see page 4 of this project for details) Fellow volunpeers: several glances into the approved version of page 4, I finally noticed that the dear Asst. Commissioner's surname is Whittlerey, not Whittlesey. There are countless instances where this has been transcribed with the error, so please keep an eye out! The Asst. Commissioner's name is Col. Eliphalet (Eli) Whittlesey. The name was incorrectly transcribed on the example page. This has been corrected.