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War Department,
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Washington, September 12th 1866.

Assistant Commissioner
           Bureau R. F. and A. L.
    By direction of the Commissioner, I transmit herewith blank forms of monthly school reports which has been adopted for use in this Bureau, and with which you will please direct your State Superintendent of Schools to conform in the presentation of his monthly report.  These reports should be forwarded to these Head Quarters with from fness (?). Blanks will be furnished to the amount you may require upon applications to the Commissioner. 
Very Respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
A. P. Ketchum
Act. Asst. Adjt. Genl.

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The (?) is forcefulness

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