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Office Sub Commissioner of Freedmen
Corinth Miss Oct 5" 1865

Sir
I was somewhat surprised last evening by the recp't of that singular document written by W. W. Willis to Col Thomas, and purporting to express the feelings of the Citizens of Corinth towards me.

I am well aware that, as Mr Willis says "the white citizens of this place do not bear the negroes a [[underlined]] very warm affection" [[/underlined]] I have discovered that Justice to the negroes, and partiality [[underlined]] for [[/underlined]] the negroes are synonomous terms in the dialect of this section.

I have not courted popularity with any class since I came here, but have endeavored to do the square thing under all circumstances. But some idea may be formed of the spirit which a certain class of people in this country entertains towards the Freedmens Bureau, from the fact that all orders and circulars posted to inform the people regarding their duties and their interests are very soon torn down

In the "Sample" which Mr Willis quotes of my administration scarcely a circumstance of his naming, corresponds with the facts in the case  I happened to see a part of the focus myself and the facts are as follow, — Dr Gibson (in whose yard the fight occurred) reported it to me with a request that I would stop it, as he had tried and failed. I looked out at the office window from which I could 
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