KOONCE – George & Alice Pension Request

Old slave darkies a Pension and if such is facts why then we hope that we are in time to meet the benefits of such. 
Yours respectfully, 
Geo. Jones junior & Annie Koonce
P.O. Tuckahoe
Jones Co. NC
Received Jan 4, 1898

Source: Correspondence and Case Files of the Bureau of Pensions Pertaining to the Ex-Slave Pension Movement, 1892-1922. Microfilm M2110, 1 roll. Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.