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16 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 17 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 A.A.General