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Exhibit "D"

Bu R. F. & A.L. Grenada 
August 8th 1866 

R.D. McLean
Mayor of Grenada
                
Sir
I have the honor of your attention to the fact that "Nicia" a Freedman died in this town last evening and as it is unreliable her death was caused by effect of gun shot wounds recently received. I respectfully ask that an inquest may be called and proper investigation be had in her case

I am very Respectfully
obt Servt
{sd} Silas May
Sub. Com

True Copy
J.H. Shipley
Lt. and Asst. Sub. Com.


Grenada Miss Aug

R.W. McLean
Mayor of Grenada

States that he has read a letter from this office and that on the 25th day of July L.M. Rankins appeared before him and reported that he had caught some person in his orchard and stealing fruit in the night time. He halted them and they disregarded him. He [?] and they passed on he again halted them



Transcription Notes:
**If you look at the rest of the letter on the next page, you will see that it is thought this lady actually died from exposure, not the bird shot. She was crazy, and walked around outside without clothing, and got away from people caring for her. SO... the word that is partially hidden and partially seen, must be "UNRELIABLE" - questionable is a synonym.

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