Little Rock Arkansas
May 5th 1864
Capt Lyman Richardson AGM,
The bearer hereof well known to me, whose friends and sister lives in Marietta Ohio, is a refugee from Camden Arkansas brought through under my care he wishes a refugees transportation not having any means that will do him any good here or at the north. I can vouch for his being a good and true man having voluntarily taken the amnesty oath at the first opportunity in Camdon – He graduated in 1857 at Marietta College, Marietta O. My residence as well as his friends and relatives to which place he wishes to go.
Thom. B Mason
Col 77th OVV Infantry
P.S. The bearers name is
Cyrus Nye ByingtonSon of the Rev. Dr. Byington Missionary to Indians for 40 years
St A M Guire Addm Duvalls Bluff Ark
Will please furnish the necessary transportation
Capt Addd M
Officer of Bro Nem for Little Rock May 6, 1864
I recommend that transportation be furnished as mother requested
Little Rock May 8, 1864. Capt. Richardson [unintelligible] will furnish transportation for the within [unintelligible] Byington to Memphis, Tenn by order of Maj. Gen. F. Smith.