Demopolis, February 21, 1864.
Col. SAMUEL TATE:
I am in want of some slave labor and desire to obtain it in the easiest manner possible. Your residence here has enabled you to know the parties who could furnish it. Accepting your offer of service in any department, you are hereby requested to procure for me as promptly as possible the following number of negro laborers, to report to the officers named at the point opposite their names, viz: 100 at Demopolis, Captain Porter in charge; 100 at Bluff Port, Lieutenant O'Hea in charge; 100 at Jones' Bluff, Lieutenant Vernon in charge; 100 at Hays' Ferry, Lieutenant Donellan in charge; 100 at Moscow, Lieutenant Vinet in charge.
T. M. JACK,
SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.