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Virginia Provost Marshall Letter About a 'Free Colored Man" Having a Horse Taken
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Here is a neat letter from the Provost Marshall office in Verbana, Virginia and is dated January 1865. The Captain of the 1st New York that was serving as US Provost Marshall was writing to "The Officer Comnd'g at Gloucester Court House." He states that a party of their command came through and took a horse from a man named Elijah and notes that he was a "Free Colored Man". He tells of how the man had a receipt showing that he owned the horse but they took it anyway. He instructed the commander that the horse should be returned and the man responsible should be reprimanded. What an interesting letter that makes you wonder what happened. It measures 7-3/4ths inches by 9-3/4ths inches.

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