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the next is concerning of our White Soldiers 

they came to our Church and we treat them with all the Politeness that we can and some of them treats us as though we were beast and we cant help our [[strikethrough]] th [[/strikthrough]] selves some of them brings Pop Crackers and Christmas devils and throws among the women and if we say anything to them they will talk about [[?]] us we report them to the Capt he will say you must find out which ones it was and that we cant do but we think very hard if they put the pistols to our ministers breast because he spoke to them about they behavior in the Church, the [[strikethrough]] they [[/strikethrough]] next is Capt. James told us when he got the mill built he would let us have plank to build our houses we negroes went to work and cut and hewed the timber and built the mill under the northern men direction and now he charges us 3 and 4 dollars a hundred for plank and if we carry 3 logs to the mill he takes 2 and gives us one that is he has the logs haul and takes one for hauling and one for sawing and we thinks that is to much without he pays us better than he does and the next thing is he wont allow a man any ration while he is trying to build him self a house to live in and how are negroes to live at that rate we cant see no way to live under such laws, without some altiration     
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