Utica N.Y.

June 20 1865


“Mrs. Dumont


I wrote to you last evening to inform you of the reliable news I had just Recd [sic] from the Army in regard to the fate of your husband-  I directed that letter I think No. 2 Cooper Street, if so, you may not get it, therefore I write this morning again.

If you will call at my office now I will talk with you about your matter -  I have the statistics sufficient now for you to proceed to your claims on the Govt

Your husband’s decease has been established – Though sad is [p.2] the intelligence – You have no further hope of his being living -

Very Respectfully

George C. Carter –

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