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Freeman Gurney Transcript

Mr Hogdon

Sir. Last February the 26th I was discharged from the 1 Me Cavlry  Co. G for injuries received by the fall of my horse on the 10 day of December last.  The government was indebted to me and I left my papers with Lieutenant Myrick of Co. H to collect the sum of the Paymaster of that Division

I have been informed that the Reg has left for the seat of War, and as I have not received my papers, I suppose that the account is still unsettled. Supposing that you have a record of the fact in your office [I write] requesting a note from you certifying to the same, for which I give my reasons.

The state of Massachusetts has past an act that those who inlisted out of this State having families here, should receive the same state [aid?] of those in her own ranks. I am told that my discharge or a cirtificate of the same, is required to obtain it, so I request this favor from you. If you will grant it you will greatly oblige your humble sirvent

Freeman J. Gurney
So. Hanson Mass