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will find but few unemployed people within the limits of my district. It shall not be my fault if there are any. The Freedmen are becoming daily better advised touching their new relations, rights and privileges, and recognize the importance of industry, economy and the acquirement of virtuous intelligence. It is my constant effort to cause them to feel independent and not to depend upon either the Government or benevolent associations for much aid. My faith in their ability to "paddle their own canoes" strengthens with my daily experience. Let them be accorded even handed justice, and they will work out their own salvation. The breaking up of all Camps and homes and the withdrawal of rations forces the idle to work or omit starve. County and municipal authorities are required to provide for their own poor, care for their own sick and bury
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