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Letter to the Honorable C. W. Jones, October 6, 1866

April 10, 2019

More from the Freedmen’s Bureau’s letter from the Knoxville office. These images are from FamilySearch’s undigitized images, “Roll 16 (T142), Letters sent, vol 119, July 1866-Apr 1867″. These pertain to the office in Knoxville, Tennessee, directly after the Civil War.

Letter to Judge 10-6-1866

Page 40


Bureau R F A L

Supt Office Knox Co. Tenn

Oct 6th, 1866

Hon. C. W. Jones

Judge of the County Court

Knox Co Tenn


I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a letter addressed by me to Mr. Wm. P. Crippin – one of the Commissioners of the County Poor House – with his reply. And would respectfully request that – if Consistent with existing Laws And Regulations governing such cases – the Commissioners of the Poor be directed to admit the Colored Woman referred to – to the Poor House.

I have investigated this case thoroughly and am fully satisfied that she is really an object of Charity.

A Surgeons Certificate now in my possession shows that she has been an idiot from infancy.

Hoping the case will meet your favorable Consideration and receive prompt attention.

I have the honor to be Judge

Very respectfully

Your obt servant

Samuel Walker

Brvt Capt & Supt.

Pag 33 & 38