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By order of
Bvt Maj Gen Wager Swayne

37   B.R F & A. L.   1866
Endorsement on letter of W.L. Cantelon, who writes to know if the negroes on Judge S Osborn's place can be interfered with.

Office Asst Coms'r
Bureau R.F. & A.L.
Monty. Ala. Feb 23d 1866

Mr Osborn or his authorized agent are the only ones who can interfere with the freedmen on this plantation as far as their natural rights are concerned.

Any parties interfering with these negroes except it be in a legal way will most assuredly be dealt with in a summary manner.
Very Respectfully
Bvt Col & A.A.G.

38   B.R.F. & A.L.   1866
Endorsement of application of S.S. Gardner Supt &c that he be [[strikethrough]] presented [[/strikethrough]] given the rank & pay of Major

Office Asst Coms'r.
Bureau R.F. & A.L.
Monty Ala Feb 7 1866

Respectfully forwarded
While I am aware the request of this applicant is probably impracticable yet his services have been such that I should be glad to see him appropriately rewarded.


Bvt. Maj Gen
and Asst Comsr.

39   B.R.F. & A.L    1866
Endorsement on Special Requisitions of Bvt Col Callis Supt &c for Horses, Wagons & Wood

Office Asst Coms'r.
Bureau R. F. & A. L.
Mont. Ala. Feb 7. 1866

[[left margin]]
See E.M. No 58
page 48
[[/left margin]]

Respectfully forwarded to Maj Gen O.O. Howard Coms'r. for the necessary approval
Bvt Maj Gen
and Asst Coms'r.

40   B.R.F. & A.L.   1866
Endorsement on letter of C.W. Taylor Capt & A.A.Q.M. relative to buildings at Demopolis for which he is responsible

Office C.Q.M. D.A.
Mobile Feby 1st 1866

Respectfully referred to Brvt Maj Gen Wager Swayne Asst Commissioner B of R & A.L. for his orders in the case
(Sd) M.D. Wickersham
Col & C.Q.M.

Office Asst Coms'r.
Bureau R F & A.L.
Montgomery Ala Feb 7 1866

Respectfully referred to Bt Maj C.W. Pierce Supt R.F. & A. Lands, Demopolis who will please receipt to Capt Taylor for the within mentioned buildings if he has them

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