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Nashville Tenn January 14, 1868 My name is Frank Dickerson, white, I live at Lynnville Station 12 miles this side of Pulaski Giles Co Tenn. have been farming on my own account since the termination of the War. I was born and raised near Lynnville and have not done anything to hurt or molest any of my neighbors - but attended strictly to my own business. On Saturday night last the 11th Inst I was visiting a neighbours house named Jack White, col'd, about one quarter of a mile from my own house. while there about 16 white men with masked faces & armed, came to said Whites house, and took me from there, together with Eph Johnson, Judd Grisby, Tom and Jack White, cold, they then selected Jack & Tom White cold and myself - stripped down our pantaloons - laid us on logs - tied our hands behind our backs and then whipped us severely with beech limbs, four of them whipping Jack White at the same time. They kept us in this condition for nearly two hours, off and on, threatning at the sametime to kill us because we belonged to the Union League and voted the Radical ticket. Three of the party who attacked and punished
Changed "pantalons" to "pantaloons"
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