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imposed on in like manner. Will you do me the Kindness to read what I have written, in the shortest way I could express it, and Suggest the remedy. I am Sure your Sympathies must be enkindled for a ruined and Suffering people. If these officer have exceeded their duty I claim that they shall suffer the penalty. Respectfully Your Obt. Servant Jno. A. Barksdale P.S. My Father Allen Barksdale now nearly 83 years of age, and who knew you in former days, insists on my writing you this note, and I hope will be a Sufficient apology for my troubling you. J.A.B.