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may be over will be returned to the Bureau - I regret that I did not see you in person as a more perfect understanding could be had in that way - than by letter - Very Respectfully Your obt svt W. D. Longstreet P S It is possible that I may have to exhibit these papers in Mobile at the trial of the case now pending there - unless the whole matter can be relieved by the Military The difference now between Maj Smith & myself is that he does not think H & D - had the legal right to transfer to me their advances to the Freedmen - this your Law advisor can settle in a few moments
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