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have settled on public lands with the view of establishing homes for themselves and to reap the benefits of their own labor. 

_____ Number of rations issued &c. _______
To the sick and infirm in Howard Hospital and inmates (orphans) of the Howard Asylum and to the necessary Employees were issued Twenty-eight Hundred, thirteen and a half (2813 1/2) Rations

Schools, their number, Condition, &c.  
There are three schools now in operation in the sub district. Two at the Asylum, which are in a flourishing Condition, with an average daily attendance of sixty pupils. The one at Marion has never until this month, been reported. It has not been prosperous, and as the number of pupils has not been great enough to entitle the teacher to the assistance of the Bureau, he has never made returns to the office. He, however, reports an average attendance of twenty five for this month. 

_______ Complaints and Outrages._______ 
But few Complaints have been made this month, and all of them have been amicably settled. The orders establishing and regulating boards of arbitrations have worked well and been of great service to
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