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and unjustly dealt with, and that these impositions may meet their just reward. Mine, as I stated in my first, is not a Solitary instance, as I am informed. The tricks that are frequently resorted to, to fleece the people of this country, by officials, are not known to your Excellency, else I for one feel confident the remedy would be administered.
Your Obt. Servant
Jno. A. Barksdale

P.S. Lt. Ashe refers to undue influence, because Capt. Knight intimated on the second trial of the case that there was undue influence in sending the girl to jail.