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Bu. R.F. and A.L.
Office Sub Asst. Commissioner
Philadelphia Miss. Nov 11, 1867

Lieut. M. Barber
A.A.A.G" Bu. R.F. &c.
Vicksburg Miss. 


  I have the honor to call your attention to the following case of Geo. W. Luckett, freedman.

  In Jan. 1866, Luckett contracted with Ben. Spruell, and Mack Stokes, in aug. of that year Luckett who was at the head of a Squad took them to a field. Some distance from where they was at work, for the purpose of driving Hogs out of the crop.  Spruell found fault with him for So doing. after Some words Spruell threatened to Shoot Luckett.  Luckett then ran into his house Shutting the door.  Spruell called on him to come out if he did not, he Spruell, would kill him in the house.  Luckett then opened the door when Spruell fired at him he then ran out the back door.  Stokes then came round the house and Shot him in the back using a double barrel Shot gun.  I have seen this man and there is the marks of twenty or thirty Shot in his back.

  I have examined the records in Circuit  
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