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44 Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees Freedman and Abandoned Lands Montgomery Ala Dec 26th 1865 Special Orders No 51} Lt A.P. Gibson 47 Ill Vols is hereby assigned to duty as A.A.Q.M.R.F.&A.S for the Demopolis District and will report to Capt A.C Haptonstall Asst Supt. By order of Bvt Maj Gen Wager Swayne A.A.G. Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedman and Abandoned Lands Montgomery Ala. Dec 29th 1865 Circular No. 4} The attention of Probate judges throughout the State is respectfully called to the existing laws on the subject of apprenticeship of minors. Nothing in the tenor of these laws or their present channel of administration forbids their application to colored orphans, or other children where humanity plainly requires each interposition, the same as if they were white persons. The "Trade" in the phraseology of the Statute is understood to apply to a knowledge of agriculture where that is the business of the guardian. The present Legislature failed to perfect any new law upon the subject Bvt Maj Gen 45 Office Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala. Dec 28th 1865 Special Orders No 48 } II Lt Jos F. McGogy A.A. Q.M.B.R.F & A.L. will proceed to Mobile, Ala. on business connected with the Bureau. He will return as soon as practicable By order of Bvt. Maj Gen Wager Swayne A.A.G. Special Order No. 52} Lt. Jos. F. McGogy A.A. Q.M.B.R.F.&A.L. will proceed to Mobile, Ala, on business connected with this office. He will return as soon as his business is completed. By order of Bvt Maj Gen Wager Swayne A.A.G. Officer Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands Montgomery, Ala, Dec. 29th 1865 Special Order No. 53} Captain A. Clark "E" Co 8th Iowa Vols is hereby assigned to duty as Asst. Supt of