From the Richmond Whig, 11/1/1867, p. 4, c. 5
GEN. SCHOFIELD AND MR. GILMER’S PROTEST.
General SCHOFIELD has made the following reply to the communication of JOHN H. GILMER, Sr., Esq., published by is on Monday:
HEADQ’RS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,
STATE OF VIRGINIA,
RICHMOND, VA., October 28, 1867.
Mr. J. H. GILMER, Richmond, Va. – Sir – I am directed by the Commanding General to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 25th instant, referring to the late election in the city of Richmond, and to say in reply that the charge of official misconduct preferred by you against the superintendent of the election will be duly investigated as soon as you shall file proper specifications in support of the charge.
The question you raise as to the legality of the election will be referred to the Convention, which will be the proper judge of the “election, returns and qualifications of its own members.”
Your obedient servant,
[Signed] S. F. CHALFIN,
Assistant Adjutant General
Mr. GILMER makes the following publication:
TO THE PEOPLE OF RICHMOND:
As I intend to prefer regular charges and specifications against Colonel Rose, the superintendent of the elections in this city, I desire at once written statements to me of all such facts, conduct, acts and declarations of Colonel Rose, embraced or alluded to in my protest.
I want no rumors, but facts, and these from reliable and trustworthy sources.
I again counsel the utmost forbearance, prudence and propriety. The reign of law is not at an end.
JOHN H. GILMER.
October 28, 1867.