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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