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dining room and two bed rooms, one of the latter of which is occupied by the family and the other by strangers, affords no facilities. I am very much at a loss what to do under the circumstances.

I find no directions in the copies of orders and circulars furnished me, as to how I am to procure office furniture and stationery. No officer was ever before stationed at this point, and of course there is no government property.

The population of this town and county, and indeed of this entire district so far as I can learn, is sparse, quiet and acquiescent. The colored people of the town, consisting chiefly of servants, are very few in number, and there is but one resident colored family.

With the condition of the district in all other respects I have no knowledge, having been supplied with no information.

Respectfully,
Your obt. servt.,
Wm Lewis Tidball,
Capt. Vet. Res. Corps,
Sub. Asst. Com, &c.
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