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brought to this Office by the Military. Riley McLean states that Bob Allen, turned him off without cause, and threatened him with a knife in hand - and said, he was "too smart to pay him". Allen, ordered to report. Crops will be valued, Agent B.R.F. & A.L. act as referee. Wm Anderson states that about the 7th inst. (June) a store was broken into at Tchula, Holmes Co. - and that certain citizens named Kerns, Porter, Briggs, & McBee, caught three negroes, named Lloyd, Harrison, & Harny, and without even investigating the case hung them up by the neck, & thumbs for several hours, and after put them in Gaol, at Lexington, the Mayor of Lexington, tried the case about a week after, and informed me there was no proof against the freedmen, and that he dismissed the case. Referred to Commander of Post
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