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Corinth Miss. Aug. 11th/65

Lt. Col. Donaldson
A. A. Com. of Freedmen
Northern Dist of Miss - 

In accordance with your instructions I came to this place, and have, to the extent of my limited ability and means established a "Bureau"

I found trouble where I had little expected it, There [[strikethrough]] were [[/strikethrough]] were no vacant houses, nor rooms except those that were rented

There is no Com. Sub. at this Post. The Garrison here have their rations sent to them from Lagrange Tenn - I telegraphed for one hundred rations but when they got here one barrel would have held the whole amt - bread & all - because of stealings on the way - [[underlined]] So that dont pay [[/underlined]] -

I came here one week ago, & as yet have been unable to procure any Books, Blanks, Stationary, or anything else from the Q. M. Dept.

I telegraphed to Columbus Hd Qrs of Dist. & recd word that there was no Stationary there - 

It is impossible [[underlined]] to do much [[/underlined]] without the material to do [[underlined]] with [[/underlined]]

Transcription Notes:
changed "break" to "bread"

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