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The evidence clearly showed that Whitfield should have been discharged.

Many cases similar to this have been reported to me before.

I would respectfully ask that he be relieved and some person appointed in his place.

Very Respectfully 
Your Obdt Servt
(signed) Wm H. Ross
Agt Bu R.F. and A.L.  


377. Bu R.F. & A.L.
Office Sub Asst Comr
Columbus Miss July 10, 1867  

Pierce Col L.H. 
Bvt Col C.Q.M. Bu R.F. & A.L.
Vicksburg Miss

Col
I have the honor to transmit herewith Vouchers in my favor for cash paid for Postage during the quarter ending June 30. 1867

(signed) Very Respectfully 
Your Obdt Servt
Geo. S. Smith
Capt V.R.C. Bvt Maj
late Sub Asst Comr Bu R.F & A L  

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378. Bureau Refugee Freedman and A.L.
Office Sub Asst Commissioner
Columbus Miss July 11, 1867.  

Preston Major A.W. 
A.A.A. Genl Bureau R.F. and A.L. 
Vicksburg Miss

Major
I have the honor to request the appointment of William K. White as Clerk at this office to date from July 1st 1867, the time of his engagement. His oath of office was transmitted to you July 6th inst. 

This engagement was made under authority of your endorsed letter of May 14th 1867, on communication of May 9th from this office. The same reasons for the employment of a clerk exist now, as then. 
(signed) Very Respectfully
Your Obdt Servt
Geo. S. Smith
Capt V.R.C. Bvt Maj
Sub Asst Comr Bu R.F. and A.L.  


379. Beaureau Refugees. Freedmen and A.L.
Office Sub Asst Commissioner
Columbus Miss July 11. 1867.  

Preston Major A.W. 
A.A.A. Genl Bureau R.F. and A.L. 
Vicksburg Miss.

Major
In complience with the requirements of Circular No 4 series of 1866 from Office of Asst Comr for the State of Miss. I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Bureau for this District for the month of June 1867.

In my opinion a large portion of the freedmen are beginning to realize [[strikethrough]] the necessity [[/strikethrough]] their true condition - Necessity is fast teaching them the importance of labor - However the largest portion of them feel that they are under a sort  

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