91st PA--Edgar Gregory, Asssistant Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau

[Gregory's speech]

[[Gregory's speech], [Georgia] The Daily Sun 8 October 1865 page 2]

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 that they should not be burthened by [sic] the government.

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