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WAR DEPARTMENT,
Bureau Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands,
Office Ass't Com'r for Ky., Tenn., and Northern Ala.,
Nashville, Tenn., Sept 16th 1865.

General
I am of the opinion that a liberal adjustment with Genl Pellon as to rents for the present year will be productive of good. He has been a large planter. He will employ nearly one hundred families - will establish schools & churches on his plantations and will I think cooperate most heartily with the Bureau

Very Respectfully
Clinton B Fisk
Bg Gen
Asst. Com

Maj Genl Howard
Com &c
Washington D.C
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