Freedmen's Bureau Records: W. Storer How to Orlando
Brown, December 11, 1865
How reports the creation of a board for trials involving free blacks in Staunton.
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Head Quarters, Sixth District, Virginia, Col. O. Brown
Dec 11th 1865
I have the honor to Report that a Board for the trial of cases in which Freedmen
are concerned has been organized at Staunton, Va
by the selection of,
Mr. William J. Dews, for Freedmen
Mr Harvey Risk, " Whites
I am, Colonel
Your Obt Servt
W. Storer How
Capt & AQM
Supt Sixth Dist.