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Corinth Oct, 17th 1865 Col S. Thomas: Assistant Comr Freedmans Bureau: Sir: I hereby signify my acceptance of the proposition made by you to Gov W.L. Sharkey in regard to the transfer of the rights of Colored People before the Civil Tribunals, and will take for the mode of procedure the Law now in force in this State, except so far as those Laws make a distinction on account of Color, and will allow negroes the same rights and privileges as are accorded to White Men before me, Having made this acceptance in good faith I take occasion to ask respectfully in behalf of this Community the Abolition of the Freedmens Bureau at this point. Very truly &c James McAmos Mayor of Corinth, Miss
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