Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Louisiana
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869.
National Archives Microfilm Publication M1027 Roll 34
"Miscellaneous Reports and Lists Relating to Murders and Outrages Mar. 1867 - Nov. 1868"
City of New Orleans August 29/ '67
Mrs. H. Stein of Lake Providence, La., Carroll Parish would most respectfully pray that something if it could be done by or thru the help of the Military to have Walter L. DeFrance, the murderer of her husband arrested, or to have or to make the authorities of Carroll Parish do their duty. He was killed on the first day of July last in his dwelling house by said Walter L. DeFrance without course or justification really murdered in cold blood and no doubt if the authorities would have done their duty he would not have escaped. She is (Mrs. Stein) a widow with 3 children, and it is due to them to protect life, liberty, property &c. Hoping your generositie will be applied to this appeal.
Your Obedient Servant
for Mrs. H. Stein of Carroll Parish, La.
Harsteof Adj. Genl.
5th Military District
New Orleans, La.