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June 19th

Captain R. F. Frank
8th U.S. Infantry
Com'd Post Wilmington N.C.

I have the honor to request a detail of two privates and a non-commissioned officer to proceed to Elizabeth, Bearden County with Lieut E. B. Northrup Ass't Sup't of that County, to arrest three men charged with rape   

I Am Captain
Very Respectfully
Your Obdt Servant 
Allan Rutherford
Bvt. Col. U.S.V.
Sup't So. Dis't NC

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