This letter was written by James Perkins of Jacksonboro, Colleton County, SC.
Perkins, a veteran who served in Company K, 35th United States Colored Troops, was inquiring about bounty pay due him for his service from 1863 to 1866.
Perkins asks that correspondence to him be directed to Mr. W.H. Whilden.
He states that his commanding officer in Company K, 35th USCT was Captain James Armstrong.
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Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910), Reel 22, Frame 75.