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