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which is only one case in a hundred. The importance of having some measure adopted, whereby they can secure their claims, while the crops are in the hands of the planters, is very apparent. Destitution Exists in some portions of this District; but not to the extent that any Cases of Starvation had occurred: there are many persons, who, if they are not helped through, will be unable to support themselves next year. Outrages Quite a number of complaints of outrages have been made, during the month - mostly of Beating. These were, when in places that I could reach, brought before the Civil Authorities. Five of the parties plead "Guilty", two not "Guilty"; but they were convicted and put under Bond to keep the peace. An attempt to kill a freedman was made near Daleville, in this County. He received seven shots, and was thrown into a creek, for dead; but was found, and is now in the Hospital at this place. He was able to identify the parties. I sent a guard after them, and arrested two, the
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