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Madison County Miss
General Ord

Dear Sir 
I wrote to you A few days since In relation to A freed man living at Newport Attalla county I Do hope that Any information that I hav or may giv your Exelency that you Wil not implicate me in the investigation if you think it Worthy of investigation I Do think it is your Duty to se the freed man hav there rights Where they are not farly Delt By I think the Best Way to Manage those Men Who are not Willing to Deal farely With the Laborers is to Do it With out Letting them no Where Your information comes from as it Might endanger the Private Property of those giving the information if there is any information in this cuntrey that I can giv you that you think Wil be Any advantage to you I Wil Do it With Pleasure hoping that it Wil not involve me With the People in the cuntrey I hav Sum other Buisness With you I Wil Lay it Before you Sum other time
your verry obedient Servant   A, B, Cobb 

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