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Bureau Refugee F. & A.L. Office Sub-Asst Comr Tupelo Miss. Nov. 1st /67 Lieut. J. F. Conyngham A.A.A Genl. Bu. R. F. & A. L. Vicksburg Miss. Lieutenant, In obedience to endorsement dated Bu. R. F. & A. L. Office Asst Comr for Miss. Vicksburg Oct. 19 of 1867. I have the honor to make the following report. I proceeded to Saltillo Miss. called on John Watson who states that freedman George Callahan was never taken from his house in the night time or any other time, nor has never been beaten by any party to his knowledge. I also called on Norman Hubbard who states that freedman David Scales was taken from his house sometime in July last and severely whipped, but not by the party mentioned in the affidavit, but by a party of freedman who accused him of being seen under suspicious circumstances with two of their wives, the wife of Scales was not taken out and beaten nor interfered with in any way. I also called on the Mother of Walker
Conyngham — this is the clearest spelling I've seen of his name
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