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a great discount— I have never ordered, advised or talked with the freedmen relative to their retaining possession of the Cabins occupied by them on the Greer place— I think however, until a settlement can be made with them that they should not be turned out of doors— I enclose the Copy of a letter from Mr. McInnis the Administrator (marked A) by which it will be seen that there is a disposition on the part of some one to evade a fair settlement with the freedmen— Andrew Thomas. Agent B.R.F. and A.L. E and M. S.D.M. of @42+43. 4 enclosures E & M. S. D. M — p—42 & 43— —4 Enclosures— E. & M. page 111, 112 & 113. Bureau Refugees, Freedmen &c. Office Asst. Commr for Miss. Vicksburg, Jan 21st 1868 Respectfully returned to Mr. John T. Allison (Thro. Sub-Dist. of Meridian) with the information that the application of the proceeds of the sale of the fifteen bales of cotton should have been made to liquidate the claims of the laborers who had a preferred lein thereon for their wages and until their claims are satisfied the Asst. Commr will not interfere with the action of the Agent at Meridian whose duty it is to see that these claims are paid.
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