Letter over payment of Teacher Salaries
Florida Orphans Asylum
Magnolia Springs, Florida
January 16, 1867

Freedmen's Bureau Record
Miss E. W. Farnum
Asst. Supt. Orphans Asylem
Green Cove Springs Fla.

Office Disbursing Officer Bureau R. F. and A. L.
Tallahassee Florida January 16th, 1867


I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication of the 9th inst. relative to the payment of the
employees at your asylum. In reply I would state that I received a letter from Miss Merrick dated Jacksonville
Jany 4th in relation to the same matter, a copy of which I enclose. Agreeable to her request I forwarded to
Lieut Johnson $258.57 the amount due your employees for the five and 1/2 months ending Dec. 31st 1866.
requesting him to deliver the same to Miss Merrick, the receipt of which has been acknowledged by her in
letter of 14th inst which I also enclose for your information Miss M's statement that your letter referred to the
payment of the employees after the 1st of January, is undoubtly correct.

Colonel Mahoney has been directed to proceed to Magnolia for the purpose of procuringthe receipts of the
employees for their salaries to Dec 31st inclusive. Will you please facilitate his efforts to that effect as far as

I am Madam,
Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Servant

Lieut 7th U. S. Inf.
Disbursing Officer
Cloe Merrick
Superintendent of Orphans Asylem
originally at
Fernandina moved to Magnolia
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