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Office Bureau R F and A.L. Sub. District of Corinth. Corinth Miss July 31, 1867. Bvt. Major. A.W. Preston A.A.A. General Vicksburg Miss. Major. I have the honor to submit the following Report, for the Month ending July 31st 1867. The relations between the Whites and the Freedmen are, generally speaking, Kind and friendly. Personal rencontres between them but seldom, and when they do, the local authorities manifest a disposition to investigate and adjudicate, with a Commendable impartiality. The policy of educating the Freedmen is generally favored, at least by the more intelligent Whites and as far as their means will allow, they embrace, with alacrity, every opportunity to assist in forwarding it. The greatest source of trouble of regulating matters between the two Classes is the disposition on the Part of farmers, rather frequently manifested of late, to cheat the Freedmen out of his harde worked for earnings. In many Cases, when Contracts have been entered into for the year. The farmer, as soon as his Crop is
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