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Whiteville, N. C. March 15th, 1868 Captain I have the honor to make the following report in the case of Eduard Manteby colored, who was assaulted with a pair of Brass Knuckles by Louis Allen White, From respectable disinterested parties here I learn that Mantleby was paid off on or about the first of the present month; he was at the Court house. Allen came up and requested him to treat. Mantleby said "It is against my principle to treat white men". Whereupon Allen commenced an assault with heavy Brass Knuckles. After being severely beaten Mantleby applied to W.M. Baldwin Magistrate to arrest Allen. Mr Baldwin said to him, "You must take him to Court and sue him". He Mantleby understood from the tone of Mr Baldwins
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