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Natchez February 23rd 1865
To Messes
Col B.G. Farrar Capt L C Hubbard and Lt. D L Kinninment Commissioners
The undersigned respectfully represents - 
That Capt Richardson of the Treasury Department, demands the control of his property on the corner of main & Wall streets Natchez, and submits as reasons why he should be restrained -
That the property in question has neither been seized, confiscated or abandoned: the upper part of which has been and is now occupied by the undersigned as his family residence (his homestead being already surrendered to the US government, and appropriated to the uses of "Fort McPherson,") and the store room below is occupied partly by the effects of undersigned and by Adams Express Company, who have for more than a year, leased part of the store room, and paid rent to the undersigned for the same - 
The status of this property was fully investigated by the Treasury Department at Natchez in April 1864, and it was decided by the head of that department, Judge Wm Burnett that the government of the United States had no claim upon it, and that undersigned  
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