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2nd  Bureau officers oftentimes hear the statements of either or both parties concerned in any assault of outrage, and refer the case to the nearest magistrate for settlement requiring him to act promptly in the matter or report why he does not do so. If the magistrate be a fair minded, just man, the officer has no further cause to appear in the case at all.

3rd  in districts of the State where by order of the commanding general of this Military District Provost Courts are established,- in some cases is happens that the agent of the Bureau is a member of the Court,  here it is his custom to hear the statements of either or both parties in a case of assault or outrage as an officer of the Bureau, and if he deems it necessary can bring the case before the Court, or, if not a member of the Court himself can easily bring the case before the Court upon affidavit of the complainant, and warrants and issued to. For a full and detailed statement of the mode of preceding before a Provost Court