Treasury Department, Third Auditor’s Office
Agreeably to you your request in your letter of 17th inst. I have caused an examination to be made and find that you are not charged on the books of this office. I cannot certify that you are “not indebted to the United States” as it is impossible for me to know what liabilities exist against officers for money or property the receipts have not yet reached this office, or may be contained in accounts not yet settled.
Your letter has been referred to 2d Auditor for reply as to Ordinance.
Auditor to A. S. Buchanan [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]