Sept 25th 1867
Lieut Allen H. Jackson
A.A.A.G & D.O.B.R.F & A.L
††††††††††† Major Combra has shown me an extract from a communication from Headquarters, stating that there are many Freedmen at Brooksville who wish to take homesteads, and directing him to see me and have the matter attended to as soon as possible.†
††††††††††† I have accordingly written Judge Wall requesting him to take the names of such persons and send word to me as soon as he had a sufficient number to make it worthwhile to make the journey.
††††††††††† I am somewhat surprised that their desire to enter land should have been made known at Headquarters instead of to me for I have advertised, and taken every other method at hand, to make my presence and business here known throughout the country.† But I presume the Freedmen should not read, and of course nobody would tell them.
††††††††††† It has been, and still is, too wet to survey land or even to travel, but will be driven.
††††††††††† Since my last report I have sent to the Land Office three applications for Homesteads.
Your OBS Servt
**This letter shows the issues that have been made due to
the flooding of the land throughout the area.†
This letter also states that many Freedmen at Brooksville desire to
apply for land.† The Brooksville office
serviced all of