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Office Sub Asst Comm
Bu R F & A L Texas
Dallas Augt 15" 1867

Lieut J. T. Kirkman U.S.A.
Actg Asst Adjt General
Bu R F & A L Texas
Galveston, Texas


I have the honor to forward the following receipt.

Last evening I sent Actg General Williams Co K 6th US Cavalry with free men to arrest or if resisted Kill a man by the name of "Vivian."

This man tho only 22 years of age is intelligent had become a perfect terror to the people living near him.

He was found in the house of a man by the name of Alderman 14 miles from Tenn. When the soldiers entered only Mr. Alderman was present soon Vivian made his appearance from a side room with revolver in hands. The Corporal asked him if he was Vivian he said it was.  The Cor'l said 2 arrest you give me your revolver (over)