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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 Thomas Stokes (col'd) who being duly sworn deposed and says:

That on the evening of the 13" inst. Thomas Hampton and __________ Bond came to his house heavily armed---that Thos. Hampton leveled his gun toward him to shoot him, but that the cap did not explode and that on this account his life was saved---that they then left threatening to kill every colored man and thus "slacken Grant's ropes." That he had to leave in consequence of these threats, and is now in Nashville trying to get protection. That he lives 18 miles from Nashville at Bakers Station.

Thomas (X) Stokes

G. W. Walter

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

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