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August 20th

Major,

The Ass't Commissioner directs me to say that from evidence on file in this office it is shown that you failed to make a full investigation and report in the case of Tom Robinson (freedman) and Gus Williams at Newnan Ga as directed in endorsement of July 27th from this Office. The Ass't Com'r regrets to say that your action in this matter exhibits either a lack of ability to execute or neglect to obey the orders from this Office. It is expected that in future a thorough and careful investigation of any and every case upon which you are called to act will remove the necessity of again calling your attention to a similar neglect of duty in this matter. 

Respectfully
Your Obt Servant
T. F. Forbes
Lt. & A.A.A.G.

Bvt. Major John Leonard
A.S.A. Commissioner
Atlanta Ga
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