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she be app'd “Nurse or Matron” as appears by the following copy of an original paper in her possession.

“I have the honor to inform you that the Medical Director Dept. of Virginia, has been instructed to appoint Harriet Tubman Nurse or Matron at the Colored Hospital, Fort Monroe, Va.

Very Resp’y

Signed your obt. Servant

J. K. Barnes
Surgeon General”

To Hon. W.H. Seward

Sec. Of State
Washington


and with the following pass she returned to Fortress Monroe:

“No. 663

War Department
Washington, D.C. July 22, 1865

"Permit Harriet Tubman to proceed to Fortress Monroe, Va. on Government transport free of cost.

By order of the Secretary of War
Signed L.H. Pelonge
Asst. Adj. Genl.”

It does not appear that she rec’d the appointment above indicated and soon after this date she returned to Washington—and thence home—to devote herself since the country’s need had ceased to her aged Father & Mother