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previous to my departure and did not feel justified in putting the Bureau to further expense - If this matter is to be thoroughly investigated the extent of country, over which over which the investigation must be persued renders it necessary to employ several detectives and if you deem it best to pursue the matter further, myself or another can be sent into Alabama in 24 hours.
    I am very Respectfully
      Your Obdt Servt.
     (sgd. G Gordan Adams

Official: Copy respectfully furnished for the information of Bvt Maj Genl Wager Swayne Asst Com.
     By Order of Maj Genl Howard
     Max Woodhull
     Assistant Adjutant General
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