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War Department
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Washington, Dec. 31st 1866

Bvt. Major. Genl. J.M. Schofield
Asst. Commr. Dept of the Potomac
Richmond, Va.

Referring to your endorsement of 22d inst on letter of J.H. Zelie, Agent &c, relative to the suffering for want of clothing for women and children, you are respectfully informed that Bvt. Brig Genl. Geo W. Balloch, Chf A.D.O. of the Bureau, has been recommended to place in your hands two thousand dollars ($2000.00) for the purchase of articles of clothing to be distributed among destitute women and children, as prescribed in the "Bureau Officers Manual", page 28F.

By command of
Maj. Genl. O.O. Howard

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