Sept 25th 1867
Allen H. Jackson
& 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