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he was charged of Stealing from Three or Four of my neighbors and arrested and found guilty and Bound over to court failing to give Bail, went to Prison a few days and then the Freedman's agent, agreed to take him out and Stand for his appearance to our County [[strikethrough]] Country [[/strikethrough]] Court provided he would give him Two hundred pounds of the Best Tobacco he made also fifty pounds for writing a Deed of Trust [[insert]] upon the whole of his crop [[/insert]] to Secure him from any Loss in the event of his failing to appear [[rubbed out]] before [[/rubbed out]] before the Court & Some time before he was to appear for Trial the Freedman Agent arrested the Boy and confined him in prison, his Trial came on, and was convicted and received Thirty nine Lashes and imprisoned for the payment of the cost &c

And then a pretended Friend


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Not sure how to indicate the X that appears in the left margin halfway down the page -- Beth

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