Mr. Seward to Mr. Adams

No. 2115.]

Sir: Your dispatch of the 7th of December, No. 1490, has been received. The Secretary of War ad interim reports that Ricord OS. Burke was in the volunteer service of the United States from 1863 until the close of the war, when he was serving as captain, and was honorably discharged on the 13th of June, 1865, and that his military record is deemed an honorable one.

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By the President’s direction I telegraphed to you yesterday to employ counsel for Burke at reasonable cost.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Charles Francis Adams, Esq., &c., &c., &c.