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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

1865 :: Beating of Patout

Stephen Patout (col.) was so severely beaten by H. Patout (white) with a club that he was confined to the house for several weeks in consequence. H. Patout claimed that Genl. Merritt had authorized him to whip his ex-slaves as usual. Date August 1865 Milan [sic] Co. Freedmen's Bureau Report of Murders and Outrages in Texas

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