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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen & Abandoned Lands,
States of Kentucky, Tennessee and Nor. Alabama.
Assistant Commissioner's Office,
Nashville Tenn Oct 6th 1865

I have the honor to report progress in the Bureau affairs in this district.

Subsequent to my last general report I have visited many important points in the district and brought the good intentions of the Bureau to the knowledge of thousands of people white and colored who had heretofore but vague notions of its existence and objects. I am pleased to report continued improvement in the workings of the Bureau, and an earnest desire on the part of a majority of the people that our agencies should be extended.

I have devoted myself specially to the breaking up of all Freedmen's Camps, Refugee Homes, & hospitals. I resolved to 
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