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2 Head Qrs Assist Commiss'r Bureau R F & A. L. South Carolina Charleston S.C. Jan 20th 1866. General Orders No 2} [Left Margin] Scott [Left Margin] In obedience to Special Orders No. 2 from Headquarters, Bureau Refugees Freedman and Abandoned Lands, I enter upon the duties of Assistant Commissioner for the State of South Carolina. [Left Margin] Saxton [Left Margin] I am relieved of the arduous task of organizing the affairs of this Bureau within The State, by the able manner in which the same has been done by my predecessor Bvt Maj Genl R Saxton; but there is much yet to be done in reconciling the discordant elements which will prevail where men honestly differ in opinions. Recognizing this fact and the responsibilities arising therefrom. I earnestly call upon all good men to assist me, and confidently hope to see the wishes of the Government subserved in the advancement of the interests of all classes. (sd) R. K. Scott Brig Genl and Asst. Commr Official: HW Smith Asst Adjt Genl 3 Head Quarters Assist Commissioner Bureau R F and A. L Charleston S.C. Jany 20th 1866 General Orders No. 3} [Left Margin] Staff [Left Margin] I - The Staff of the Assistant Commissioner is hereby announced as the same as under the late administration of the Bureau for this State, and will continue so until further orders. [Left Margin] Long [Left Margin] II - Capt. J. H. Long 24th V.R.C., is hereby announced as Aide-de-Camp on this Staff, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By order of Brig Genl R K Scott Assist Commissr H.W. Smith Asst Adjt Gen'l Official: HW Smith Asst Adjt Genl
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