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us in this unmerciful manner belong to the "Ku Klux Klan" and named respectively - Jim Mitchel, McDougherty and Henry Fry the balance I could not recognize. After beating us they made us march up a lane about 200 yards. They then stood for sometime threatning us - what they would not do to us if we did not immediately leave the State. At this time Mr Kellis Dickerson came up and remonstrated with them for their cruel treatment to us - when they abused him also and said were it not for his being an old man they would not take any interference from him. They then let us go but made us take a solemn oath that we would never say or report what they had done to us. All this occurred about 300 yards from Jack Whites house.

I understood that Bob Mitchell is the Captain of this murderous clan, and my solemn conviction is that their intention is to break up the Loyal League, and drive both white & black Union men from the County.

Frank his x mark Dickerson

W H Minchin
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