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Office Chief Quartermaster. B R.F  & AL
State of Alabama
Montgomery Ala. Mch 5 1868

The Assistant Commissioner
Bureau R F & A L State of Ala

In compliance with your endorsement in the accompanying communication from A W. Jones I forwarded to Greenville, Evergreen, and Pollard, with a view to investigate the condition of the Freed-People of Conecuh county, I called upon Lieut. Taylor USA Sub Asst Commissioner at Greenville as directed, He  informed me that no reports of unusual distribution at the places indicated had been received at his office. The results of my investigation causes me to arrive at the following conclusions 
The destitution in Conecuh County is almost wholely confined to the helpless widows and children - white and black, and - the freedpeople who have 'Squatted' upon the public lands. The cause of the destitution of the former class is the necessary results of the war, of the latter class about nine tenths received no payment for their last years labor and they having no desire to labor another year upon the same terms have very generally commenced the inheritance of the 'public lands.' and in most cases wholly unprovided with implements,   

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