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in the Army; his open wounds; the fact that he has a family, and is perfectly capable and reliable, lead me to suggest that he receive the appointment in place of Mr Gary, who is a single young man and, although well fitted for the position has never rendered so important service in the Army or the Bureau as has Major Deane.

I would therefore withdraw my letter of Dec. 18. nominating Mr Gary and will substitute the name of Major E.L. Deane, at the same salary paid Bt Lt Col J.P. Low.

I am, General
Very Respectfully
Your Ob't Servant
R K Scott
Bt Maj General
Ass't Commissioner S.C.
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