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the matter. Very Respectfully Your obt servt (Sd) Jeff Burley Capt & Pro. Mar. Sub Dist of Selma Hd. Qrs Dist of Montgomery Officer Pro. Mar. Gen'l Montg'y Ala Oct 25th 1865 Respectfully referred to Brig Gen Major Swayne Asst Commissioner, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands for his opinion as to the propriety of the Military taking this matter into hand, and whether the negro "Sara" had any right of ownership at the time mentioned within. (Sd) Sam'l G. Knee Maj 12th Iowa Infty Prov Mar. Gen'l Dist of Montgomery Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau R.F. & A.L. Montgomery, Ala. Oct 31st 1865 Respectfully referred to Chaplain S.S. Gardner Supt Freedmen Selma who will return these papers to Mrs Scott with such advice as he may think proper in relation to bringing a suit for the recovery of property and amount of note. By order of Brig Gen W. Swayne (Sd) C Cadle Jr A.A.G. 13 17 B.R.F. & A.L. 1865 Endorsement on application of Nash B. Pulis Capt Comd'r 58th Ills Infty Vols Regt that Sergt Geo E. Perkins Co "E" be relieved from duty in Bureau R.F. & A.L. returned to his Regiment. Hd. Qrs Post of Montgomery Montgomery, Ala. Oct 26th 1865 Respectfully forwarded approved. (Sd) R.W. Healy Col 58th Infty Comd'g Post Hd. Qrs Sub-Dist Montgomery Montgomery, Ala. Oct 27th 1865 Respectfully forwarded approved. (Sd) John Lynch Col 6th Ill V.V. Cavy Com'r & Sub Dist Hd. Qrs District of Montgomery Montgomery, Ala. Oct 27th 1865 Respectfully referred to Brig Gen Swayne who will please cause this man to report to his Regt. Please return this paper, Action noted. By order of Maj Gen H.E. Davies. (Sd) Jas. B. Comstock Asst Adjt Gen'l Office Asst. Coms'r Bureau R.F. & A.L. Montgomery, Ala. Oct 31st 1865 Respectfully returned. Sergt Perkins has been ordered to report to his Regt. (Sd) C. Cadle Jr Bvt Col & A.A.G.