War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 1048 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Under the joint resolution approved March 30, 1867, 'suspending all proceedings in relation to payment for slaves drafted or received as volunteers in the military service of the United States," orders were issued by the Secretary of War the 4th of April, 1867, dissolving all the commissions appointed under previous laws, and the records of their proceedings have been collected and filed in this office.

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I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.