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            Morris Oct 2 66

[Sc. Sec.?] Hand Hosptial Steward

or the Surgeon in Command of the



        My agent has recd

word from Washington that the

evidence of the death of Richard

is incomplete; as you probably

remember he died in Hosptial

[?] Seventh of diptheria    I will

state what further evidence is

required.    It is necessary

that a certificate or affidavit

should be proved if possible

from his Surgeon or from

some other commissioned officer

having personal knowledge of

the fact, stating where and