Head Quarters of the Army

Washington, May 27, 1861


         Commanders of the U.S. troops and stations will permit the bearer, James L. Reynolds of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to pass to Florence, South Carolina, and return therefrom, to visit a sick friend, Mr. William Coleman, represented as lying seriously ill at that point; and this permission will include Mr. Coleman and family, should they decide to accompany Mr. Reynolds to the North.

Winfield Scott