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get him to-gether with Mr Thomas here to make an investigation, for this reason - I placed Mr Thomas under a bond of $5000.00 until I could find the parties responsible for making the shippment and sale before mentioned. The examination is set for next Tuesday - Jany 21st at which time I expect Mr McInnis to be present. The parties interested in the estate managed in some way to gain the confidence of the freedmen, who allowed them to dispose of the Cotton before taking action in the matter, and I am reliably informed that these same parties are trying to buy the accounts of the freedmen at
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