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Corinth Miss.
Sept. 7th 1865.

Col. Samuel Thomas

Dear Sir,

It is with no small degree of hesitation that I am seated to address you upon a matter not properly within my province, and yet not wholy without it. But trusting to your own good sense - I have concluded to [[underlined]] proceed [[/underlined]] -

This community as well as the most of Mississippi is [[underlined]] crowded [[/underlined]] with Negroes, and the white citizens of course do not bear them a very warm affection, and of course if they (the whites were allowed their own way in all cases, Much injustice to the Negro would result from it - and yet on 
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