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WAR DEPARTMENT Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Washington, Mar 26th 1867. Gen Chas. Griffin Dear Gen. Mr. Wheelock's animus towards us seems so bad from extract from published letters that I should prefer that he be not employed as Superintendent of Schools - It is not because he is a unitarian or as he calls it a "liberal christian," but on the contrary because he displays an illiberate [[?]]. He has been reported to me as lacking zeal & energy, or [[after? often?]] sitting in his [[room]] & doing nothing when the work of organizing & visiting schools [[demanded?]] his attention. He now raises this false cry of sectarian, when the [[volition]] motion on our part is activity, energy & efficiency. If I am mistaken please let me know. He certainly writes [[bad]] letters. Yrs Maj O.O. Howard Maj. Gen. Commissioner &c