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78 109 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen & A L Hd Qrs Sub Dist of Warren Franklinton N.C. Nov 10 1866 Brady Bvt Col A G. Supt Cent Dist Raleigh N C Colonel, I have the honor to state that this, my semi-monthly Report of the Condition of Freedmen & Operations of the Freedmen's Bureau presents little of interest. No Contracts have been made No change in rate of Wages. The Freedmen are generally busy gathering the Cotton Crop. Fewer vagrants are seen, as Planters pay from .50¢ to 75¢ per 100 lbs Cotton picked, which is a powerful inducement for all to work Considerable inquiry is made for the "Bureau Form of Labor Contracts. I have the honor to be Colonel Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servt Ths H Hay Capt VRC & Asst Supt 110 Bureau R F & A L Hd Qrs Sub Dist of Warren Franklinton N C Nov 11" 1866 Brady Bvt Col A G. Supt Cent Dist Raleigh N C. Colonel - I have the honor 79 to report that no Outrages of Whites agsnt Blacks, nor of Blacks agsnt Whites have come to my knowledge in this Sub Dist since the date of my last Report. Very Respectfullly Your Obdt Serv't Ths H Hay Capt VRC & Asst Supt 111 Bureau of Refugees, Freemen & A L Hd Qrs Sub Dist of Warren Franklinton N C. Nov 17 1866 Cogswell, Bvt Col. M. U.S.A. [[strikethrough]] W [[/strikethrough]] Ast Supt Cent Dist Raleigh N.C. Colonel, I have the honor to report that no cases have been tried by me in this Sub Dist. during the week ending this day. Very Respectfully Your Obdt Servt Ths H Hay. Cap VRC. Bvt Maj USV Asst Supt 112 Bureau of Refugees Freedmen & A L Hd Qrs Sub Dist of Warren Franklinton N.C. Nov 21" 1866 Cogswell M. Bvt Col USA Act Supt Cent Dist Raleigh N C Colonel. I have the honor to apply for an Order to visit Warrenton, Warren Co., N.C. on Monday the 26"
Thomas H Hay is the Capt VRC Bvt Maj USC Asst Supt - sometimes his signature looks like Tho H Hay, others like Ths H Hay. But it is definitely him. I have sent an email to ask which abbreviation we should use, but they haven't returned a message.