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Personally appeared before me Mr. James M Scott of thr County of Franklin & State of Mississippi and made oath that the contract hereunto attached is a correct transcript of a verbal agreement entered into between himself and the freedmen whose names are attached to the aforesaid contract 

Sworn to & subscribed before me this 14th day of October A D 1865 James M Babcock 1st Lt & Sub Comsn'r Franklin Co Miss } J. M. Scott

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