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BUREAU OF REFUGEES, FREEDMEN AND ABANDONED LANDS,
Office Chief Q.M. and Disbursing Officer State of North Carolina,
Raleigh, N.C., Oct 17, 1867.

Captain A. Rutherford
Sub. Asst Comr
Wilmington N.C.

Captain
Please report to this office at once the entire amount of clothing you have on hand for issue in detail, showing that for which you are responsible to the Q.M. Dps. as well as that pertaining to the Bureau & oblige
Very Respy
Your Obt. Servt
Thos P. Johnston
Capt & A.Q.M.
Bt. Lt. Col U.S.A.
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