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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Travails of an Assistant Subassistant Commissioner, Part II

A follow up to last week's post about the "difficulties" of Captain Brooks of the Freedmen's Bureau  . . .

Bureau R F & A L
Hd Qrs Supt 9th Dist. of Va
Fort Monroe, Va June 14 1866

Armstrong S. C.
Supt. 9th Dist Va

Endorses statement of Capt Brooks Asst Supr. with bills against Private "Wilson," and directs that such action shall be taken that as to secure justice both to Wilson and his creditors, etc. etc.

Bureau R F & A L
Office Asst Supt. York co. Va
Yorktown VA. June 30 1866

Respectfully returned with information that Private Wilson has received his pay prior to the receipt of the within communication. He acknowledging that he owed Thirteen 00/100 Dollars. Capt Parker 12th U.S. Infty Comdg his Company retained the same out of his pay and I believe now has the amount in his possession. I would respectfully request that Private Wilson be relieved from duty at this office and the vacancy be Supplied by a good trustworthy enlisted man from the "Fort." Wilson is diseased to such an extant that he is unable to ride on horseback making his services perfectly useless to this office.

F. A. Massey
for Dist 5 R F & A L
Asst Supt. York Co. Va.

"Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1872." Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1913. College Park, Maryland: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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