W. C. Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps
My application returned from Washington tonight.
The Comd. Gen. decides not to grant my request. I was somewhat disappointed as I did not suppose they could have any objections.
I would like if you see fit that you would ask for an order ordering me to report to you. I enclose the paper I forwarded to Gen. Smith.
Very Respectfully Your Obt. Servt.Lieut. & Adjt. Wm. C. Holbrook