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June 4th
Cap't Foster
Cap't Sup't Sub-Dist Bladen Co 

Captain
Complaint having been [[??]] to me
by Mike Berry (Freedman) that John A. Parker
of Bladen Co is indebted to him for labor and
refuses to pay and that you examined Mr. Parkers witnesses and did not hear the witnesses for the Freedman Berry.  You will investigate this case immediately and report the evidence to these HQtrs.

I Am Captain
Very Respectfully
Allan Rutherford
Bvt Col U.S.A.
Sup't So Dist NC
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