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July 12th

Your communication of the 9th inst. has been received and I am directed by the Asst Commr to say that if the freedwoman Topsy is opposed to marrying the freedman Floyd, the case can be dismissed without further action. In that event the case of her claim against Floyd for the support of the child, as by her own action, in refusing to marry him, she releases him from any other responsibility in the matter.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt Servt
Theo. F. Forbes

James G. Brown Esq
Agent &c
Washington Co Ga
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