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I wish also to call your attention to a negro that I have now if confinement. He came here from about Okolona, and is evidently partially insane, and a very dangerous person to be at large. He will not work, and strays about the city, frightening the ladies, and very imperiously demanding food when he is hungry. The citizens think that he destroyed one of our artesian wells, that was filled up with bricks during the night, and also is known to have threaghtened [[threatened]] to burn up a part of the city. In consequence of such actions I once sent him to Okolona but he came back next day, and I have since as a measure of safety to the city and the people had him put in confinement. I would like instructions as to what disposition to make of him. We are not well able to support him long in jail, and I would like to have you indicate what disposition to make of him. I am respectfully James McAmis, Mayor of City Corinth Official J. Webster City clerk
Threatened is right spelling for "threaghtened". Two pages past this one is J. Webster's signature again.
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