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United States of America State of South Carolina To Brig. Gen'l R. K. Scott Assist. Commissioner Bureau Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands. The humble Petition of Joseph Whyte of the city of Charleston, state aforesaid, respectfully sheweth, That he has been the owner of certain Lands and Tenements in said city for more than twenty years. That, being prevented by the Confederate Authorities from reaching Charleston before July last, in person, his lands and tenements, situated therein, were, on the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty five, taken possession of by the United States authorities as abandoned; That the said Lands and Tenements are now under the charge of the Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Also, That he has complied with the orders and instructions of said Bureau, That the Amnesty Oath, The description of the Property petitioned for, and the regained affidavits identifying him the said Joseph Whyte, your petitioner, as the true, legal, and rightful owner thereof are herewith presented and attached, He therefore prays restitution. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. Description of the Property All that lot of land on the south side of Queen street formerly known as No. 43 - more fully described in plat Book S, No. 6 page 444, in office Register Mesne conveyances
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