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Head Quarters Department of Mississippi.
Bureau Refugees. Freedoms and Abandoned Lands.
Office Assistant Commissioner for Mississippi.
Vicksburg, Miss. August 20th, 1866.

Special Orders
No. 77}
The cotton picking season being about to commence and the necessity for securing of the Government the seeds due on the leases being apparent, the Sub Commissioner of Davis Bend is charged with the duty of protecting the government claims. To this end each lessee will be required to reserve for the satisfaction of this rent-charge, an amount of marketable cotton calculator of the ruling price, which shall be shipped under the supervision of the said Sub Commissioner, the proceeds of which will be applied directly to the payment of the rent, and to no other purpose, kept any surplus remaining after such payment.
In having been stipulated by and between the former Assistant Commissioner and the lessees, that should the land of certain parties who have leased plots outside the levee be overflowed to such an extent as to materially injure the crops or prevent the planting of all or any part of the land, no rent should be charged except for that portion which could have been planted, this stipulation will in all cases coming under its provisions, be duly observed by the Sub Commissioner in settling claims of the Government 
A deduction will be made from the number of acres leased which could not be planted on account of overflow, and only charge made at the price per acre agreed upon and stated in the lease, for the number of acres not overflowed and which could have been planted. - An agent of the Bureau Receiving and Disbursing Office of this State, duly authorized, will be present to calculate and receive all rents herein mentioned.
By order of Major Gen. Th: J Wood
A.W. Preston
Brevet Major and Act'g Asst. Adjt Genl


Head Quarters District of Mississippi.
Bureau Refugees, Freedom, and Abandoned Lands.
Office Assistant Commissioner for Mississippi.
Vicksburg Miss September 22nd 1866. 

Special Orders
No 78}
Captain J.W. Sunderland, Veteran Reserve Corps, Assistant Sub Commissioner District of Meridian will proceed without delay to Kemper County, District of Meridian and investigate murders and other outrages reported as having been committed in that County, and immediately upon his return will report the result of his investigation to this office.
By order of Brevel Major Gen Th: J Wood,
A.W. Preston
Act'g Asst Adjt Genl

Head Quarters District of Mississippi
Bureau Refugees, Freedom and Abandoned Lands
Office Assistant Commissioner for Mississippi
Vicksburg Miss Sept 27th 1866

Special Orders
No 79}
Lieutenant John Moore, Veteran Reserve Corps Assistant Sub Commissioner District of Pass Christian, having completed his duty as contained in Endorsed orders of September 19th, 1866 directing the arrest of Benjamin Orr, citizen of Pass Christian. and his being brought at this City, will return to his post at Pass Christian and assume his duties.
By order of Brevel Major Genl Th: J Wood
A.W. Preston
Act'g Ass't Adjt Genl

Head Quarters District of Mississippi 
Bureau Refugees Freedoms and Abandoned Lands
Office Assistant Commissioner of Mississippi
Vicksburg Miss October 1st 1866

Special Orders
No 80.}
Brevet Captain J.K. Byers, Veteran Reserve Corps, late Sub Commissioner District of Vicksburg having been 

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