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They then told us to go home and never to leave it unless we got a pass from our employer the same as we use to get from our masters before the war, we then left and they followed us down the road and when they came to Wesley Givens (col) they knocked on the door and when the col man did not immediately open the door for he was asleep they broke the door down and went into his home and beat him over the head with their pistols and then dragged him out of doors and beat him again and threw a rope over this head and at that time one of the Gang lifted a stick to strike Givens over the head and he was stopped by another of the gang who said he was Captain of that squad, they then told him to go back into his house/having taken the rope off and told him that in 8 days he must be twenty miles from that place. The men in the gang were Wash Collins 5 miles from Lewisburg, William Crowdan Lawyer living at Lewisburg and John La Rue livery stable keeper Lewisburg. Jacob his X mark Nail I swear to the truth of the above and was present when it occurred. John his X mark Davis
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