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War Department,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands,
Washington, June 20th, 1870.

Maj L.W. Stevenson
Supt. Edn Texas

Sir
The Commissioner directs me to inform you that the contract for the School building at Waco Texas was approved and returned to you June 13th 1870. No necessity exists for the use of the telegraph in this case.

Very Respectfully
E. Whittlesey
A.A.A. Genl.
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