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Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
Headquarters Southern District of North Carolina,
OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT,
Wilmington, N.C., Jan'y 19th, 186[[strikethrough]]6[[/strikethrough]]7. 

Bvt Major H H Foster
Ass't Sup't Sampson & Duplin Co's

Major
A complaint is made to me by a Freedman named "Prince Owen", that his child, "Creecy" a girl aged about 16 years, is detained from him by James Turnbull, who lives about ten miles 
from Clinton in Sampson County. He states that said Turnbull claims that the child has been
bound to him by the Court. You will investigate this case and report. This paper to be returned.

I am Major
Very Respectfully
Your Obd Servant
Allan Rutherford
Lieut Col VRC
Sup't So. Dis't NC
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