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Patterson, J. H. (fl. 1910) Drop Order and Report

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.41.09 Author/Creator: Patterson, J. H. (fl. 1910) Place Written: Washington, DC Type: Autograph document signed Date: 2 August 1910 Pagination: 1 p. : 21.7 x 22.5 cm

Form from the Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions order the Bureau to drop William Wallace Noyes frin their registry, because he is deceased. The top is crossed out with an X, and the word "Accrued" is scribbled above it.

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