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AL - Freedmen's Bureau, Dept of the Gulf

Within the Records of Headquarters, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, State of Louisiana is a report of Major General E.R.S. Canby, Commanding Department of the Gulf:¹
It contains reports of normal operations, including organization of Home Colonies, freedmen labor issues, attitudes of southern land owners and the condition of the newly freed.

(1) "Alabama, and the work in that state ...Division of West Mississippi, Mobile, AL ... General Field Orders No. 28.."

(2) "Extract from Report of Capt. H.M. Crydenwise, Assistant Superintendent at Demopolis, ALA."

(3) "Bureau of Free Labor, Montgomery, Alabama, July 1, 1865."

(4) "Report of Chaplain Gardner, Assistant Superintendent at Selma, AL."

(5) "Conclusion: In concluding this Report I beg leave to call your attention to the increasing efforts and general disposition of the old slaveholders to have this Bureau discontinued. The Press of the State is almost universally opposed to it. The people, excepting, of course, the truly loyal, are determined to "manage and control the negroes" to their own liking. Allow me to give you reasons why

THIS BUREAU SHOULD BE CONTINUED...."

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¹ "The Freedmen of Louisiana. Final Report of the Bureau of Free Labor, Department of the Gulf, to Major General E.R.S. Canby, Commanding: by Thomas W. Conway, General superintendent of Freedmen." 1865. The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909. [http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aapchtml/aapchome.html] [rbaapc 31400] (January 03, 2006)

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AL - Freedmen's Bureau, Dept of the Gulf
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