Okolona Miss Oct 25 1865,
Regtl Orders No 137 Sergt Eli Helen and Corporal Joseph Ingram Co K having been selected by the Colored Citizens of Okolona and vicinity as collecting agents for the fund to establish a school for colored children, are hereby granted permission to visit Okolona in the execution of their duties as such
This order to continue in force during their good behavior By order of Col John S Bishop
Regtl. Orders No. 137, Head Quarters 108" U.S.C.I., 25 Oct. 1865, Order Book, 108th USCI, Regimental Books & Papers USCT, Adjutant General's Office, Record Group 94, National Archives.