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21    B. R. F. & A. L.   1865
Endorsement on communication of L.H. Waters who transmits a claim of Harry Jones (Freedmen) against the United States. 

War Department
Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Washington, Nov 13th 1865  
Respectfully refered to Brig Gen Swayne Asst Coms'r &c who will please request the writer not to send such papers to this [[strikethrough]] office [[/strikethrough]] Bureau as we are not Agents for the collection of claims.
By order of
Maj Gen Howard - Commissioner 
(Sd) Max Woodhull 
Asst Adjt Genl
Office Assistant Commissioner 
Bureau R. F. & A. L.  
Montgomery, Ala, Nov 20th 1865 
Respectfully referred to Chaplain T.M. Goodfellow, Supt Freedmen Huntsville, Ala and his attention called to endorsement from Gen Howard. 
By order of  
Brvt Maj Gen W. Swayne
(Sd) C. Cadle Jr  A.A.G.

22.   B.R.F. & A.L.   1865    
Endorsement on Warrant of R. T. Knott Supervising Special Agent of South Alabama

Office Assistant Commissioner
Bureau R.F. & A.L. 
Montgomery, Ala. Dec'r 5th 1865
It is the desire of this office to proceed only through the Treasury Department and the actions of Mr Montague, Collector, are ratified as its own.  

Bvt Maj Gen 


Asst Commissioner

23   B.R.F. & A.L.   1865 
Endorsement on application of G.A. Harmount Asst Supt B.R.F. & A.L. for detail of nine enlisted men.    

Office Assistant Commissioner
Bureau R.F. & A.L. 
Montgomery, Ala. Oct'r  22d 1865
Approved and respectfully forwarded. The immense quantity of labor about to be thrown on this Bureau by the change in the condition of Freedmen at Christmas makes it necessary that the force in the office of the Asst Supt should be increased.
(Sd) C. Cadle Jr
Bvt Col & A.A.G.
The Asst Coms'r being absent

24   B.R.F.& A.L.  1865
Endorsement on statement of Wm S Turner (for his father) with reference to ownership of certain horses & mules. 

Office Assistant Commissioner 
Bureau R.F. & A.L. 
Montgomery, Ala Oct'r 23d 1865
The animals within mentioned are considered by this Dept to be the property of Mr J.A. Turner as they were left by Gen McCook for him. The Freedmen have no title thereto. Where however animals have been brought from a distance from the plantation by the Freedmen the title vests in them.

According to the within statement the latter case does not apply to the animals within mentioned.
By order of Bvt Maj Genl Wager Swayne
(Sd) C. Cadle Jr