Letter written by Martin P. Heny from The Lillian to Henry Flanders on September 7, 1864
The LillianUSS Lillian
On behalf of Captain
the officers and crew of the U. S. Ship
MassachusettsUSS Massachusetts, I will ask before
you file any report of the [-epess?]
present at the capture of the
LillianUSS Lillian, that I may be afforded
the opportunity of [-i- -is tis?] turning
to [repport?] (report) of the claim of the U.S.
Ship MassachusettsUSS Massachusetts to participate
in the capture.
[??] truly yours
Martin P Henry (Henry, Martin P.) September 7, 1864 Henry Flanders Esq (Flanders, Henry)
N. S. Prag's Co[unclear] (N.S. Prag's Co?)
Claim of the USS