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or until they can get the propper man. And we would much respectfully ask that you investigate the case & release Mr Thomas from the bond or any criminality — as trying to defraud [[defraud]] the freedmen of their dues, as we know he is — innocent of the charge. We would also call your attention to an other order from the bureau in regard to the Settlement of the claims before mentioned he has told [[told]] the freedman so we have been informed and by their not to give up the houses they now occupy until they are paid up. And as the plantation belonging to the Estate been rented to parties and who wish to use the cabins and cant until the freedman are out. And they are there by order of the bureau greatly to the detriment and damage both [[both]] to the estate & to the parties renting the land, as they are burning and destroying the rails around the premises thinking they can would be upheld in their acts and we learn from persons that they have threatened to take any & every thing of that kind until paid, and would also ask that you revoke that order of the agent here so they can be removed to prevent the further destruction of property, and so the parties entering
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