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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Georgia
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865 - 1869
National Archives Publication M798 Roll 36
"Unbound Miscellaneous Papers"

State of Georgia vs. Thad, a slave the property of William A. Collins

Augusta, Ga. March 26/"66
Campbell, Gen. R.
Capt. & A. S. A. Comr.

Report on his investigation of the case of State of Ga. vs. Thaddeus Collins

Office A. S. A. Comr.
Augusta, Ga. March 26, 1866


I have the honor to report that that I have fully examined the case State of Georgia vs. Thaddeus Collins (col.), formerly the property of Dr. Collins of Columbia County charged with ravishing one Margaret C. Brown of said County on the 21st day of June A. D. 1863 and find that he, the said Thaddeus, not guilty of an assault upon or ravishing the said Margaret C. Brown as charged, he is therefore discharged from custody and will not again be arrested or tried upon this charge.

I Am Very Respectfully
Your Obdt. Servt.
Geo. R. Campbell
Capt. and A. S. A. Comr.
Dist. of Augusta

Capt. W. W. Deane
A. A. G.