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War Department,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.
Washingtton, Jan 20, 1866

Col. O. Brown
Ass't Com'r
Richmond Va.

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your endorsement of the 18th inst, forwarding a communication from Hon. Sidney Smith, asking if any decision has been made on the Petition of Levi Moore Sheriff of York Co. for assistance in collecting from freedmen the tax assessed them by the Com'r of Revenue.
In reply thereto, you are respectfully informed that the petition referred to, was forwarded to the Attorney General with the following endoresement.