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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This document, dated July 1, 1859, attests to the fact that Sergeant James Belger of Light Company J, 1st Artillery, U. S., incurred expenses while in pursuit of a deserter in pursuance of orders given to him. The expenses accrued amount to three dollars and eighty-seven cents. The affidavit was filed in Newport County, Rhode Island and sworn and subscribed by the Newport mayor, William H. Cranston.
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Affidavit of Sergeant James Belger of Light Company "J' 1st Artillary, July 1, 1859, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.