June 20 1865
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 -
George C. Carter –
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