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I took charge of the office on the first day of February last. At that time, payments were made by agents ten different points in the this state. These agents, in  some case, had but little knowledge of making up and keeping accounts; and in some instances their papers and reports were very irregular. Acting on the suggestion of my predecessor, & the Chief Disbursing Officer of the Bureau, as soon as practicable I took the disbursements into my own hands, and have endeavored since to secure greater regularity and uniformity in the business.
Very Respectfully,
Edwin Beecher.
Disbursing Office
B.R.F. and A.L. for Ada

To Major General
Wager Swayne
Asst. Commissioner &c

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