General John Buford

                    Washington D. C.
                                                    July 27th, 1862



    I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of my appointment as Brigadier General and to request that this be considered my acceptance there of.

                                                                            I am very respectfully
                                                                            Your Obt Sevt
                                                                            Jno Buford
                                                                            Brig Genl U.S.A


Brig. Genl L. Thomas
Adjt Genl U.S.A
Washington, D.C.