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Meridian Jany 11/ 1868
Genl A.C. Gillem

We would respectfully Suggest for your consideration & decision a case now pending before the agent BRF & AL at this place in which Freedmen & the est of J.S.O.G Greer are the parties. And Josiah Thomas also made a party by being in the employ of Mr Greer for the year 1867, and who is now under bond of five thousand dollars. And we think unjustly, which we will attempt to Show. Mr Thomas was employed by Mr Greer during his life time to Superintend his farm. Greer dying last September, and before then was an administrator appointed fifty one Bales of Cotton was shiped to Mobile, to be held Subject to the orders of the administrator when appointed thinking there would be sufficient cotton to pay off the balance due the hands. But the Cotton Crop falling short of expectations it leaves a balance still due some of the hands. Mr Thomas sold Twelve (12) Bales of Cotton the proceeds of which went to pay a debt made by giving orders to some of the hands

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