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Vicksburg Mississippi 
January 1866

Col Samuel Thomas
Asst Commr B. R. F. and A. L.
Vicksburg Miss

I have the honor to make the following report of my action under your orders of Dec. 8" 1865 instructing me to investigate the alleged shipment of freedmen from the Southern coast of Cuba.
I proceeded first to N Orleans and called on General Baird the Commissioner for the Bureau in Louisiana and on General Sherridan Comdg the Department. Genl Baird seemed to have no knowledge or information regarding the subject of my trip Genl Sherridan had been informed that such an
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