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Headquarters Fourth Military District, OFFICE OF CIVIL AFFAIRS, Vicksburg, Miss Sept, 13th 1867 Respectfully referred to Bvt Maj Genl A. C. Gillem Asst Comr B.R.F. and A.L. By Command of Bvt Maj Genl E. O. C Ord [[O D Greene?]] Asst Adjt General Bureau Refugees, Freedment &c. Office Asst Commr for Miss Vicksburg Sept. 14" 1867. Respectfully referred to Maj Sumner Sub-Asst. Commr. Sub Dist. of Jackson for investigation and action By order of Bvt. Maj. Gen'l. A.C. Gillem Asst. Comm'r. Jas W Sunderland Capt. V.R.C. A.A.A. Gen'l. Officer Sub. Asst. Com. Jackson. Miss. Oct 8th/67. Respectfully returned I have written to this man to come here and state his case again but he does not appear. I have investigated it once and the facts proven showed a desire on the part of [[?]] to back out of his agreement, without any reason whatever, his statement (inclosed) was not proven tho he attempted to do so, as regards my refusing to hear his story it is simply false. S. S. Sumner Capt 5th Cavalry Bvt Major USA Sub. Asst. Comr. E & M 47 "B" 1867 [[stamp]] Freedman's Bureau State of Miss OCT 10 1867 *Received* [[/stamp]] File
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