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FairfieldNov [November]. 2nd 1818D [Dear].Sir
The order which you sent me by Sam is not the order or orders that I wanted. Those that I wrote for, or those that I thought I wrote for, were from the Secretary of War to Genl [General] Gains [Gaines] and referred to by the Secretary of War in his order to Genl [General]. Jackson . I had the order you sent me; but I want those from the Secretary to Genl Gains, which I think are 4 or 5 in number.
I am anxious to get them in time to take copies before Col [Colonel]. Butler and Doctor Brunaugh leavs [leaves] Nashville for the city, as I wish to send them to Major Eaton by them. Do not mistake me; the orders I want are from the Secretary of War to Genl. Gains, and perhaps, 4 or 5 in number_ Send me all of that discerption
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you can find among the Genl's papers. The packages addressed to Col. Butler and the Doctor shall be attended to as by you requested.
I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir, your Obt. Servt [obedient servant].
W. B. Lewis