General Howard and the Freedmen's Bureau

February 5, 1866


The Dispatch expects to see the end of the Freedmen's Bureau in the near future.


Major-General Howard, Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau, delivered an address to a large audience in Boston, on Thursday evening, on the condition of the Southern States. He said the South was conquered, but that the late slaveholders only came into the new order of things gradually, and as they were compelled to. He thought, however, that, with wise administration, the Freedmen's Bureau could be dispensed with there in a few years, and urged kindness and sympathy towards the Southern people.
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