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James City County Va
March 15th 66

Prisent Johnson

Dear Sir

I am sorry to molest you again, but starvation is staring me so fully in the face that I am forced to [[strikethrough]] call on [[/strikethrough]] ask for aide. Churchwell the "Negroe Bureau," I mean, came out for my investigations, sent by you he said & saw what my situation was, But said he had no sympathy for a widow, and I am incline to think he exaggerate - in his report by my not receiveing - [[Smear]] aide; his policy no doubt was to retain my horse. I will now give you a true report of my situation. I am liveing on a small farm with very little fence scarcely any and no person to make any. My negroes have left - me in debt nine hundred dollars