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Bu R F & A. L.
Magnolia Duplin Co N C Jan 8th 1867
Brig Gen. Allan Rutherford
Supt. So. Dist Bur R F & A. L.


I have the honor to state that your letter of 1st inst was handed me this A.M. by "Starling" and I hasten to inform you of that fact I have no reason to believe that he will ever be tried by the courts as I have conversed with many of the "Officials" in this matter

I am General
Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servant
H. H. Foster
Capt. V. R. C. Bvt. Maj. U. S. V.
Asst. Supt. R. F & A. L.
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