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W.A. BUCK.               
Buck & Tuller,
Commission Merchants,
Mobile, 21st Feby 1868

Bvt. Maj. Genl. A.C. Gillem
Comdg. 4th. Mil. Dst.
Vicksburg. Miss

Sir. We have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the communication of Asst. Insp. Genl. Lt. H.R. Williams. requesting us to limit the proceeds of 27 B/c. which we hold for account of a contested ownership. [[?]] from Macon Missi - under date of 19 inst - of the 27 B/c refered to, but 4 were shipd in the name of Maj. G S. Smith and 23 in the name of W.D. Longstreet - Maj. Smith and W.D. Longstreet both claim all of the proceeds of the whole 27 bales. and by their conflicting orders. the funds were suspended in our hands. in the mean time. Messrs. Smith & Roberts Cotton Factory of this City. have had a legal writ of attachment. Served on us, and it is a matter of Suit in our Civil Court here. They S & R claiming the money on Act. of the land rent note that they hold &c. of Hendrix & Dobbins - we have no interest at all in the matter other than to avoid responsibility by paying the funds to the wrong party in case we should
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