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[264] as he might prescribe, provided he obtained the approval of the President.

The following table, which the reader may skip if he dislikes such literature, will indicate how the funds, gathered from various sources and transferred to the accounting officer, were recorded. The table further shows something of their original use:

Receipts: amounts received during the year 1865

from freedmen's fund$466,028.35
from freedmen's retained bounties115,236.49
for clothing, fuel, and subsistence sold7,704.21
from farms76,709.12
from rents of buildings56,012.42
rents of lands125,521.00
quartermaster's Department12,200.00
Conscript fund13,498.11
Conscript schools (tax and tuition)34,486.58
total received$907,396.28

expenditures: amounts during the year 1865.

Freedmen's Fund$8,009.14
Clothing, Fuel, and Subsistence75,504.05
Farm s40,069.71
Household Furniture2,904.90
Rents of Buildings11,470.88
Labor (by freedmen and other employees)237,097.62
Repairs of Buildings19,518.46
Contingent Expenses46,328.07
Rents of Lands300.00
Internal Revenue1,379.80
Conscript Fund6,515.37
Transportation1,445.51
Schools27,819.60
Total expended$478,363.17
Balance on hand, October 31, 1865429,033.11
Deduct Retained Bounties115,236.49
Balance available for liabilities$313,796.62

The sums that came into the hands of the chief disbursing officer, originally arising from taxes on salaries. of colored employees retained in some instances

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