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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
James B Bell is listed as a Sheriff in Mississippi in 1868
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