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Bureau Refugees Freedmen & A.L.
Office Sub Asst. Commissioner
Columbus Miss June 1st 1867

Major A. W. Preston
A.A.A. Gen'l Bur.R.F & A.L.
Vicksburg Miss


I have the honor to submit the following Report of the operations of this office for the month of May 1867-

I have received three hundred sacks of corn, and twenty four barrels of pork, rations for the destitute in this District, which have been distributed as follows;- To the counties of Chickasaw, Monroe Lowndes, Winston, and Noxarbee, fifty sacks of corn and four barrels of pork, each. The rations have been shipped to the Residents of the Boards of Police for the counties named, except Winston and Lowndes. For the former, they were shipped to a special Agent appointed by the Board of Police, for the faithful discharge of whose duties the Board is responsible, for the latter they were turned over to the Overseer of the poor, who will distribute them under instructions from this office.

Owing to delay in hearing from the President of Police for Oktibbeha, rations have not been sent to that county, but will be forwarded during the ensuing week.

All the rations were shipped in the latter portions of the month just closed, and consequently no
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