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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
"Reports of Outrages, Riots and Murders, Jan. 15, 1866 - Aug. 12, 1868"

Affidavits regarding the 1866 Memphis Riot

Deadwiley, John
Affidavit of
States that his house was set on fire by policemen and others and most of the articles it contained destroyed, loss $50.00

Before me personally appeared the undersigned John Deadwiley and being duly sworn deposes as follows

My name is John Deadwiley, I live in the city of Memphis, Tenn. On the night of the 1st day of May 1866 a party of men, "Police" and others came to my house and burned it and most of the articles it contained. My loss I estimate to amount to the sum of $50.00.

John (x) Deadwiley

Subscribed and sworn to before me at Memphis, Tenn. this 11th day of May, 1866.
(signed) Michl. Walsh
Capt. & A. A. A. G.
& P. M. Freedmen