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"To whom it may concern...", 3 February 1866, Document of Union soldier Lt. Col. W.M. Beebe, Jr., U.S. Colored Troops
Manuscript, 3 February 1866, of Union soldier W.M. Beebe, Jr., "To whom it may concern," specifies that F[rederic] A[ugustus] Eustis "is hereby put in possession of said Estate (Tomotley)" in compliance with directives from Headquarters, Department of South Carolina. Beebe is identified as a lieutenant colonel, U.S. Colored Troops, commanding the North Subdistrict, Port Royal.

The verso, which is endorsed by W.L.M. Burger, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of South Carolina, 29 January 1866, indicates that Eustis was to be put "in possession of the within described premises, subject to the final adjudication of the rights of all the parties by competent judicial authority. The claim of Title under Sequestration proceedings against loyal citizens of the United-States, will not be recognized by the military authorities, when the loyal claimant demands possession, and all parties, asserting rights of possession or ownership under proceedings of Sequestration against loyal citizens, will be left to their remedy in the courts, By command of Maj Gen'l Sickles."


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