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Alexandria,Va., August 11,1865
Berry states that on Monday the 7th inst. he went to Triplets, who said he went to the d---d yankees to fight against him-told him that the war was not over yet-that the niggers were not free. He asked him for his family, but Triplet told him he should not have them-that nobody should take them away,and that if anybody came into the yard he would shoot them. Berry has a wife and 6 children from 4 to 14 years of age. Statement of John berry, 11, August, 1865, Misc. records: Court Cases, ser. 3878, Alexandria, Va. Spt., RG 105 (A-10025) Statement taken by the Alexandria Freedmens Bureau Agent.
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