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WAR DEPARTMENT. Breau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Washington, Dec. 16th. 1867. Respectfully returned to the Asst. Commr. for Texas. In view of the endorsement of the US. Dist. Attorney, no action will be taken in the case, at this office. The whole matter is left to the judgement of Gen. Reynolds who will do what he thinks proper. By order of Major Genl. O.O. Howard. E. Whittlesey A.A.A. Genl. EB 138 Vol 4 Rec'd back Texas Dec. 27, 1867, 13
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