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Bureau R.F. & A.L.
Office Sub Commissioner
Columbus Miss July 24" 1866.

Respectfully forwarded to Bvt Maj AW Preston A.D.C. & AAA Genl Bu RF & AL State of Miss for his information and order in the premises
EB  } Geo. S. Smith
P.12} Capt Bt Major Sub Comr

Head Qrs Dept Miss.
Bureau Refugees, Freedmen &c
Vicksburg. July. 26/66.
Respectfully returned to Major Smith for more definite information as to the case prior to date of these letters from Mr Amis
By order Maj Gen Wood
A.W. Preston

Bureau Refugees Freedmen &c
Office Sub Commissioner 
Columbus Miss July 28" 1866.
Respectfully returned to Major AW Preston A.D.C. & A.A.A.G. Bu. R.F. & A.L. State of Miss, with the information, that having observed in the "Corinth News" of July 7" an account of the killing of two Negroes in that vicinity and the apathy exhibited by the Civil Authorities concerning the affair, I wrote his Honor Mayor of Corinth on the subject. These letters were rec'd reply thereto.
Your attention is invited to the accompanying papers since received. P.H.
E.B. } Geo. S. Smith
P 15 } Bt Major Sub Com'r
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