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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) to: Brigadier General Prentiss, Palmyra.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05601.094 Author/Creator: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) Place Written: St. Louis Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1862/03/08 Pagination: 1 p. + docket

"It is reported here that large quantities of N.Y. property left at different stations on N. Mo. & H. & St. J[oseph] R[ail] Roads not in charge of any one. This matter should be attended to immediately."

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