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that then after, as soon as it was possible, he [?] to mobile and voluntarily suspended the oath of allegiance to the U.S. Government. - A copy of which is here to [?] the affirmation the days that his family, while in Alabama, won wholly dependent on his labor and attention for substances. Protection and difence that he was not permitted to bring them without the lines of the military occupation by the forces of the so call Confederate States Government or to pass himself by on such lines, and could at no time safely do so. He further says that he was, in July 1863, at the time of the surrender of Vicksburg to the army of the United States, the owner in the Simple of a certain store house lot known, as lot No 282 In square No. 59 on Washington Street in Vicksburg, now occupied by the Adams Express Company, and leased to them by the Treasury Dept of the United States, as abandoned property; That as he is informed and believes the rents and profits of said Store House and premises have ever since the surrender aforesaid, been received by & appropriated to the use of the said Treasury of the United States, and that the affraint has never received directly or indirectly any part of the [?] This [?] further pays and represent that he was at the time of the aforesaid act of succession of the State of Mississippi largely indebted in the City of New York to various merchants to the
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