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Corinth Miss
August 31st 1865

Sir
Inclosed you will find the Report required by Col Donaldson in his letter of the 19th Inst — — —

I have been obliged to use more money than I should had there been a Com-Sub.-Quartermaster. Army Surgeons, and vacant houses at this Post — — — — —

Some Office furniture we were obliged to have so I hired a 'Colored' Carpenter to make what was absolutely required  Stationary could not be drawn either at this place or Columbus, & we had to have it, in order to do business. The first Inst'mt of Blank Forms of Contracts were recd - on the 28th Inst - — — — —

There being no Gov't Doctor here I supplied two or three extreme cases with Medicine & rations — —

I had an opportunity to send to Memphis & thought it economy to procure a Supply of Stationary as we could get it much cheaper —

There were no vacant houses in town when I came here nor but few vacant rooms to let — — — —

I shall occupy this Office till further Orders at 
$10 00/100 per Month for rent —

We Recd — no money from any source up to the 18th Inst since which time 38 Contracts have been approved and

Transcription Notes:
changed "Cronith" to "Corinth" "Inst'mt" for "Installment," maybe?

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