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[231] who had in their possession or under their control any abandoned or confiscable lands, houses, or tenements, to transfer them to some duly authorized officer of the Freedmen's Bureau.

Further, that the President's order being obeyed, the greater portion of abandoned property in the insurrectionary districts held by Treasury agents, came into possession of the Bureau; not only abandoned lands, but all abandoned real property, except such as had been retained by military authority for strictly military purposes.

The accompanying table will give the amount in our hands till near the close of the first year:

States.Amount of property now in posseision amount of Bureau of Rufugees, Freedmen and Abandoned LandsAmount of property returned
Number of Acres of LandNumber of pieces of town property.Number of Acres Land.Number of pieces of town property.
Georgia and South Carolina9,36450,799374,837435,000398384
Kentucky and Tennessee10,17729,07225,88065,129414
Missouri and Arkansas18,73618,73672
North Carolina4,8689,20722,26736,34211250,029287
Mississippi and Louisiana (part)50,75148,52559,2805211,41160
Maryland and Virginia (part)2,2825,0276,49713,806
Total161,331143,219464,040768,5901, 59688,1701,177

By the table we see that we had in December, 1865, already under cultivation 161,331 acres; and that for the use of refugees and freedmen there were 768,590

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