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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 Jacob Nail (col'd) who being duly sworn deposed and says as follows:

That he is a resident of Marshall County, State of Tennessee, that has been driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan on the night of the 12" inst. by threats of hanging him if he refused to comply with their request---that his employer (Hardin Brurrell) advised him to stay away from his house at night as he would be killed if he attempted to do so---that the Ku Klux Klan are out most every night taking colored people from their houses, and either threaten them with death or otherwise punish them.

Jacob (X) Nail

Attest: G. W. Walter

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

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