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Office Bureau RF & AL Macon Miss July 10th 1868. Lieut Merritt Barber AAA Genl Bureau RF & AL Vicksburg Miss Lieut, I have the honor to submit the following reform of the operations of the Bureau, for the sub district, during the month of January 18, to wit: The number of freedpersons in this subdistrict is estimated to be about the same as heretofore reported. While many have left for other parts, it is believed that the gain from newcomers will about cover the loss. [[margin note 1]] Number of freed persons Upon a more careful reflection, and investigation into the facs with reference to settlements for last years labor, I am much of the opinion that in a large number of instances the freedmen have not been fairly dealt with. [[margin note 2]] how settled with for last years labor While a majority perhaps, tended in advance to the extent of their share of the crop, still there are many with whom the reverse is
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