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[[preprinted]] OFFICE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER BUREAU REFUGEES, FREEDMEN AND ABANDONED LANDS, FOR STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, VICKSBURG, MISS., ^[[Sept 21st]], 1865. [[/preprinted]] Lieut Col. R.S. Donaldson Act. Asst. Com. Freedmens Bureau Northern Dist of Miss Col, I regret that I was not able to pass through Jackson on my route here. the trains were so deranged - that it would have taken me - much longer - than to go by the way of Memphis - which I did. I would suggest that Lieut [[Rew?]] Sub-Com-at-Corinth - be assigned to duty in Columbus during my absence he is eminently capable, and Bennett in my opinion is hardly competent. I spoke to Lieut [[Rew?]] - regarding it, and if you relieve him at Corinth he can forward the name of an officer at Corinth to take his place.
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