NA, DF 7/17/1864

Head Qrs. Milt Dist of Florida
Lake City, July 17th 1864  {Date of Endorsement}
Writer of Paper: Lt. J. M. Fairbanks
Synopsis of Paper: Desires to know whether he will be protected from arrest or detention by civil officers while in prosecution of his duties.
Endorsement: The military detail will be used to assist Lt. F. in his work, & to protect him from interruption by unorganized parties, but it will not be used in resisting the legally constituted courts or authorities of the State of Fla., acting within the sphere of their appropriate duties.