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[[stamp]]THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE UNITD STATES[[/stamp]]
HEAD QUARTERS, COMMISSION TO REGULATE RELATIONS BETWEEN FREEDMEN OF INDIAN TERRITORY, AND THEIR FORMER MASTERS.

Fort Gibson, January 2d, 1866.

CIRCULAR No. 2.

Indian Agents, as Acting Assistant Commissioners of Freedmen in the Indian Territory, are authorized to sign ration returns, for destitute Freedmen, connected with their respective tribes, or at their agency, and Commissaries of Subsistence are requested to issue upon the same, as provided in Paragraph 2, of Circular No. 8, War Department, dated June 20th, 1865.

Rations will be issued only in cases of great destitution, and Assistant Commissioners, will exercise the power herein conferred, with the greatest caution.

JOHN B. SANBORN,
Brevet Maj. Gen'l. & Comissioner.

New Era, Print.
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