War Between the States

Concerning Bureau of Freedmen and Refugees

5 1/2 x 9 imprint, 3 1/4 pages, signed in print by President Andrew Johnson.

39th Congress, 1st Session. House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. No. 146. Bureau of Freedmen and Refugees. Message From The President of the United States, Returning To the House bill No. 613, with his objections thereto. July 16, 1866. Ordered to be printed. Excellent content concerning the Bureau of Freedmen. Light edge wear, otherwise in excellent condition.

The Bureau of Freedmen and Refugees, also known as the Freedmen's Bureau, was established by Congress, on March 3, 1865, and its principal function was to aid freed former slaves in the South. It operated as part of the U.S. War Department, and was commanded by General Oliver O. Howard.

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