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Freedmen the old State law will still reign predominant in the minds of the Citizens, they cannot readily forget the position in which the negro was placed prior to his emancipation; and judgement will be given against him. The word or oath of the negro will not be believed, as that of the whiteman, and eventually he will suffer.

Very Respectfully
Your Obedt Servant
(sig) E. R. Chase
Capt V.R.C. & Sub. Asst. Com

Official Copy

H.W. Smith
Bvt Lieut Col & A.A.G.
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