A Hopeful Look.

May 11, 1866


Reports from the Freedmen's Bureau claim that relations between whites and blacks are improving.


The official reports of the Assistant Commissioners of the Freedman's Bureau to the Commissioner, now being received for the month of April, show a continued improvement in the relations between the white and black races in the States recently in rebellion. The freedmen seem to be gaining a more correct notion of their responsibilities, as well as privileges, in their new character of freedmen; and where they conduct themselves inoffensively, the whites are becoming more disposed to treat them civilly and deal justly with them.
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