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are now being tried before a Gen'l Court at San Antonio for emolument of fines imposed.

I find at Galveston that the office is at the camp some two miles from town. That little or nothing is done by the Officer, Bt. Maj. Crane 17" Inty. (Tho' the colored men speak well of him) Every thing is turned over to the civil authorities. But I fear their action is not sufficiently watched.

Little or nothing has been done for schools in this state. They have been greatly and culpably neglected. I visited them wherever I went, and I regret to be obliged to report that they do not compare at all favorably with troops of any other state. The Supt. has given but little attention to them. I am satisfied that the reports rendered are very [[incorrect?]] and not reliable.

Mr. Welch had not returned from Washington and I failed to see him. He is spoken of as a man of energy, but I fear too much engaged in his