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of Congress have been instituted against their property. Nor have any proceedings of any kind been instituted against the person or property of either of them upon any charge whatever. Wherefore they pray that said house & lot may be restored to them, & that you will be pleased to impose an order for that end LH Scruggs Jno O. Robinson United States of America Northern District of Alabama Before me John H Ring United States Commissioner for the Northern District of Alabama, personally appeared the within named John O Robinson & Laurence H Scruggs, who are personally known to me and on their oaths say that the facts stated in the within petition are true to the best of their knowledge & belief; they further say that their partner James C. White, is now absent. Jno O Robinson L H Scruggs Sworn to & subscribed before me this 26' day of December 1865. Witness my hand and official seal John H King Commr [[stamp]]
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