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Stock, or provisions-

In my opinion it would be for the best interests of the freed-people - that an Agent of the Bureau for Conecuh County be appointed, a part of whose duty should consist in Settling the freed people upon the 'public lands' under the "Homestead Laws" and to prepare their applications and forward them to the city for entry and to personally see that the parties settle upon the lands entered in their name. I believe that if this were done these people would become not only Self-Supporting but producers of a Surplus of provisions.

I would recommend (in case it is determined to appoint an agent) that Augustus W. Jones is the most suitable person to be appointed Agent of Conecuh County with whom I am acquainted. He has taken a great interest in the freed-people and is otherwise peculiarly adapted for the position.

Maj James Lilleth Sub Asst Comm at Mobile in January last forwarded to Mr. Jones fifty sacks of corn. He has distributed the same to one hundred and twenty eight freemen - about three fifths of whom were white -

The probably extent of distribution in the county from all causes will not exceed

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