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Columbus Miss
July 31 1867

Mr. Sescton
A. "freedman" Billing himself [[hiro?]] Barry has preferred a change of an assault & Battery against you and a writ has been issued.
Please ride into town in the morning to have the matter attended to. I am satisfied from the negroes own statement that you will have no trouble to get rid of the matter But if you do not come in it will give me the trouble and yourself the annoyance of my coming out there to arrest you which I wish not to do.
Respectfully
Jas B. Bell
shff

Transcription Notes:
James B Bell is listed as a Sheriff in Mississippi in 1868

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