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From the Gulf

['From the Gulf', The Macon Daily Telegraph, 7 October 1865, page 2]

From the Gulf.

General Gregory, superintendent freedmen's bureau of Texas, made a speech to the negroes at Houston, assuring them that their rights would be respected--that they could hold property, and be governed by the same laws as whites. He informed them that the military compelled them to abide by contracts, and assured them they should not be burthened by [sic] the government.

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