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who says she never knew of Muggins Watson or any other party laying around her house for the purpose of shooting her son Walker or any other person. States she has never heard any threats being made by any of the parties mentioned in the Affidavit or any one else, that they were going to Texas, and intended killing some negroes before they left &c, never heard of any threats being made to break up any Freedmens Schools, knows of no attempt ever being made to prevent freedmen attending prayer meetings or owning fire arms. States her son is a bad fellow, what induced him to make the affidavit she is unable to understand. I also inquired of several freedmen in the vicinity with reference to the complaints of Walker, none of which knew any thing of the charges as stated by him. I learned there was a white man in the vicinity that was an enemy to the parties complained of by Walker. It is my opinion that Walker has made the charges at the instigation of this man. Since making these statements Walker has left the neighborhood, his whereabouts is not known. I have learned from Bvt. Lt. Col. Loyd Wheaton comd'g Post at Corinth Miss. that Walker has made similar complaints at his Office. I believe the whole complaint a gross fabrication gotton up for some purpose unknown to me.
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