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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 Silas Johnson (col'd) resident of Marshall County, State of Tennessee who being duly sworn deposes and says:

That he has been driven from his home by the Ku Klux Klan that they commenced threatening to kill him about the 1st of July-that since that time he has been continually threatened that on the 12th inst. he consulted Dr. McClure and was advised by him to leave the county and keep out of the way. McClure also said this thing will now come to a head and will be lanced. That on the 13th inst. he came to Nashville, where he is now staying without any means of support.

Silas (X) Jackson

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.