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The Freedmen's Bureau Online

Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Tennessee
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1869.
National Archives Microfilm Publication M999 Roll 34
"Affidavits Relating to Outrages Mar. 1866-August 1868"

State of Tennessee
Davidson County

Personally appeared before me Alexander Moore (col'd) resident of Marshall County, State of Tenn.: who being duly sworn deposed says:

That the Ku Klux Klan have driven him from his house---that on the 11th of July they called to him while he was working in the field and ordered him to come to them---that he went the other way and would not obey them. They then told Burt Owen (col'd) that they would pay if he would tell where he (Alexander) staid, that they intended to kill him, but could never find him, that they would kill him if he was in the county that night, that he left the place and went two miles from home and staid in a corn field. On the 15th inst. he left the county and came to Nashville where he is now staying.

Alexander (X) Moore

G. W. Walter

Sworn and subscribed before me the 17th day of July 1868.

Signed: Geo. E. Judd
Capt. V. R. C.
and Sub-Asst. Commr.