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It might be like what happened when my "Lazarus" was bought by the French Government.  It was telegraphed to the States "A Negro sells picture to French Government."  Now a paper in Baltimore wanted a photo of this "Negro" of course they had none, so out they go & photograph the first dock hand they came across & it looked like maybe some of my distant ancestors when they were come from Africa.

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Top of page has been torn off, so the chicken/turkey story from previous page does not complete!

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