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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
County of Davidson

Personally appeared before me Geo. Harland (col'd) a resident of Columbia, Maury County Tenn. who being duly sworn deposes and says----

That he has left his home being in fear of his life, that on the evening of the 10th inst. Son Bollack came to his house asking for money due him (Bollack). Said Bollack told him that the Ku Klux Klan were coming upon him, that he (Bollack) was his friend, and was begging the Ku Klux to let him alone----On the night of the 16th inst. Son Bollack and Geo. Calfiel (Deputy Sheriff) came to his house at 11 p.m. and demanded the money due on a judgment found against me by Squire Harrington for shooting the cow of Salomon Jew (col'd). They (Bollack and Calfiel) told him that he must give them the money that night. If they could not have it by fair means they would have it by foul. That he went into the corn field and staid there all night.

Henry Jackson told him (Geo. Harland) that Wm. Estes told him that the Ku Klux were going to have him if he was within 50 miles and that they would hang him.

Geo. (X) Harland

G. W. Walter

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18" day of July 1868.

Signed: Geo. E. Judd
Capt. V. R. C.
and Sub. Asst. Commr.
B. R. F. and A. L.