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[[preprinted]] War Department, Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Washington, Jan 26 1869 Respectfully [[/preprinted]] referred to Bvt Brig. Genl. [[underlined]] Henry M. Whittelsey, [[/underlined]] Chief Quartermaster. By order of Bvt Maj. Genl. [[underlined]] Howard [[/underlined]] U. S. A Commissioner [[signature]] E. Whittlesey [[/signature]] A. A. A. Genl. [[stamped]] BUREAU OF R. F. & A. L. C Q M [[?]] 26 1869 [[/stamped]] [[end page]] [[start page]] E. B. 144. Vol. 1. 1869. War Dept. BRFAL Office Chief Qr Master Washington Jany. 26, 1869 Respectfully returned: The Assistant Commissioner BRFAL for North Carolina will by the direction of the Secretary of War and in accordance with existing orders and regulations, cause the two frame buildings [[first?]] described in the written communication, to be sold at auction, after due public notice. The buildings at Raleigh [[100? 160?]] & 30, will be retained as recommended. By command of Bt. Maj Genl O O Howard USA Commissioner [[signature]] Henry M Whittelsey [[/signature]] C[[Q M?]] BRFAL [[stamped]] HD. QRS BU. R. F. & A. L. NORTH CAROLINA JAN 29 1869 [[/stamped]] file
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