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Adjutant General's Office
Washington, ^[[November 18^th]], 1867
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B - Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles.
Thro Commissioner Bureau of 
Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.
Washington, D. C.

Sir:
In reply to your communication of the 28^th ultimo, requesting to be furnished with a copy of the order concerning a Military Commission at Salisbury in 1865, before which [[underline]] Shack [[/underline]], freedman, was tried, you are respectfully informed that it appears the Commission in question was convinced by Special Orders N^o 50, October 28^th 1865, from Headquarters District of West North Carolina, the records from which Headquarters are not on file in this Office. 

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
[[signature]] R. Williams [[/signature]] 
Assistant Adjutant General.
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