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am I once had to interfere and restore her the plantation unjustly taken by a rascally treasury Agent.

Believing that the negro has a right to make his own contract I hope Mrs Blake may not be interfered with   

Very truly yours
L. Thomas
Adjt Genl

Major Genl O. O. Howard
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