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Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner
Raleigh N.C. July 14" 1865

Phillips Esq. Jas.
Hillsboro N.C.

Sir

[[footnote 1]] Complaint has been made by Sanford Ray of Hillsboro that he was tried before you & Mr. Wolf on Tuesday last for stealing corn & whipped.  Please inform me as to the facts in the case.  Are you & Mr. Wolf Magistrates?  And by what law is a citizen (black or white) whipped for stealing.

Very Respectfully
E Whittlesey
Col. and Asst. Commissioner

[[footnote 1]] Ray, Sanford

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Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner
Raleigh N.C. July 14" 1865

Carleton Maj. Chas. A.
Asst Adj't Genl.
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Major

I have the honor to enclose a copy of the order assigning [[footnote 1]] Lt. Col. Clapp to duty as Superintendent of Freedmen in this District.  You will perceive by Circular No.2 Bureau Refugee Freedmen &c that I am intrusted with the control of all subjects relating to Refugees & Freedmen in this State.  The estimate of rations required by the destitute will be approved by Maj. Genl. Howard as soon as I can get them made up for all parts of the State.  Meantime many are upon my hands & without rations must suffer greatly.

Very Respectfully
E Whittlesey
Col. and Asst. Commissioner

[[footnote 1]] Clapp Lieut. Col.

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Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner
Raleigh N.C. July 14" 1865

Cilley Maj C.A.
Asst Adj't Genl
3/33

Maj. C.A. Cilley  A.A. Genl.

Sir

In accordance with G.O. no.102 A.G.O. Washington DC Janry 31 1865, I have the honor to request that the following named Commissioned Officers & Enlisted men be detailed for duty in the Bureau & ordered to report at these Head Quarters for instructions viz
[[footnote 1]] S.O. No.10  Capt. [[underlined]] Frank Ford [[/underlined]] 5" U.S.C. Troops
 [[dittos for S.O. No.]] 11  Capt. [[underlined]] Hoag [[/underlined]] 4" U.S.C. Troops
[[dittos for S.O. No.]] 7  Sergt. [[underlined]] Thos W. Torrey [[/underlined]] 4" N.H. Infty Vols.
 [[dittos for S.O. No.]] 6  Pvt. [[underlined]] John G. Lovejoy [[/underlined]] 4" [[dittos for N.H. Infty Vols.]]
These officers are required to assist Lt. Col. Clapp whom I have appointed Superintendent of this District  ie District of the 10" A. Corps.  They will be assigned by him to Sub. Dists of two or three Dists. each where officers are much needed to protect Freedmen from abuse & wrong.  The Sergt. & Pvt. are needed by Col. Clapp to assist in the care of Freedoms farms in the vicinity & for other duties.

Very Respectfully
E Whittlesey
Col. and Asst. Commissioner

[[footnote 1]] Ford Capt. Frank
Hoag Capt.
Torrey Sergt. Thos. W.
Lovejoy Pvt. John G.

[[stamped]] THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE UNITED STATES [[/stamped]]

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Bureau of Refugees Freedmen &c
Hd Qr Asst. Commissioner
Raleigh N.C. July 14" 1865

Carleton Maj Chas. A.
Asst Adj't Genl
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Maj Carleton
Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Sir

I have the honor to request that the Quartermasters building on the Guyon property near the Rail Road, now occupied by the C.S. 2d Div. 10" A.C. & by the Provost Guard, be turned over to [[footnote 1]] Capt. Thos. P. Johnson A.G.M. for the use of the Bureau of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

Very Respectfully
E Whittlesey
Col. and Asst. Commissioner

[[footnote 1]] Thos. P. Johnston Capt.

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