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Cotton he was then packing- and I urged the propriety of his packing the cotton as soon as possible so that I could settle with them- So soon as he packed the cotton, without my authority, he sold 15 Bales- 12. to_Sturgis les (not readable)- 2 to Coleman and 1 to- (Harvey I think)
Now supposing the 15 Bales amounted to $750.00.There was also advanced by Mr Swams.              50.00 $800.00
I was assured by Thomas there was only a small amount due the freedmen, and if the $800.00 had been properly applied,in certainly ought to have paid them off- Supposing you would have the matter fully investigated. I have taken no action against Thomas- I am in no way responsible for the injury done the laborers- I was anxious for them to be paid off which would have been done had Thomas acted as he should have done- If there is any necessity for my going to Meridian on this business.I will do so -I refer you to General Ramsey for statements made in this letter,also to Mr Henry who importuned with Thomas- not to sell the Cotton. assuring him he had no rights to do so-
              I am. Sri-
                 Your able-Servant

(Signed)        John McInnis.
                 Estate of I.S.O.G.Greer deceased-
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