Reconstruction Period Research Forum
Sending Freedmen Back to "Old Homes"
Virginia Record Group 105 Bureau of Refugess, Freedmen & Abandoned Lands.
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen & A. L.
Asst. Superintendents will report to this office with as little delay as possible to what extent the population, of their counties which was drained off during the War can be received back and provided for.
The counties of York and Elizabeth City are filled with thousands belonging to other counties and it is a m??? of humanity - get these back to there Old homes before the Bureau shall be withdrawn and a large mass of helpless..naked..starving people be thrown on one or more Counties that Cannot support them.
It is the duty every Bureau officer as far as is in his power to so provide for the Freed People that they shall not be left in a worse condition than when this Bureau first undertook to ameliorate their condition.
Full statements are expected from each Asst Supt sufficient to guide those in charge of their populated counties in this Dist in retaining or in forwarding dependents to their homes.