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Wilson's Store.
Stokes County. N.C.
May 10^th 1867.

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Smith Anderson,

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States that he hired a col^d boy in 1866, to work for the year in consideration receiving one third of the Tobacco that was made. The boy was imprisoned on a charge of larceny, and was bailed by Agent Bur. R.F. and A.L. The boy giving said Ag^t Two Hundred pounds. of his best tobacco, and Fifty pounds more for writing Deed of Trust. The boy was tried, convicted, whipped & imprisoned again for [[underline]] Costs [[/underline]]. One John Moore, then agrees to pay the cost, and take him out of prison, provided he would make him

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a Bill of Sale for his [[underline]] Third [[/underline]] of the [[underline]] Tobacco [[/underline]]. This was done, and Moore induces the boy to remove to Tennessee, under a fictitious order of Court. The Freedmans Agt is contending for his 250 ^lbs of Tobacco, while Moore claims the entire interest, and threatens suit for it. Having made and finished the crop himself, the boy having worked only 4 months and 5 days, and that at a time when not much could be done and crop not fairly commenced, desires that his claim should have priority as to payment, and wishes advice in the premises.

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E.B.[[p?]]. 307
Rec^d S.A.C. June 12. 67
Rec^d. O.S.W.D.S.W.C. May 15^th 1867.

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