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some time since to the Asst Quartermaster at Vicksburg, for a desk, & other furniture necessary for an office, but that he has failed to receive anything. I would respectfully suggest that if these articles are not on hand in the Dept, that he (Lt. Moore) may receive authority to purchase them at the expense of the Govt. The office to which Lieut. Moore has recently removed is well adapted to the business of the Dist. being centrally located, and convenient to all. The schools are doing well, since the opening in March, the number of scholars has increased from 6 to upward of 70, and it is thought, if a suitable building could be procured the number might increase to 200. The freedmen of that vicinity have purchased a piece
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