Affidavit of a Georgia Freedwoman

Macon, Ga.  March 14″ 1866.

Affidavit of Anaca Phillips, (Col)

Personally appeared before me, S K. Wood, Capt. And, Act. Sub. Asst. Com. F.B. Anaca Phillips, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith as follows,  that she heard the following Conversation betwene Epson Phillips (Col) and Axen Phillips,  that Epson had just returned ofrom Macon, and that he told Axen Phillips that he was as free a man as he was,  that Axen Phillips says to him if I should strike you would you dare to strike me,  Epson says yes I should I am as free as you are.  Axen Phillips says if you are as free as I am your freedom will not do you much good.  he then asked Epson if he was a going away again.  Epson says, yes I am a going right back to Macon, and then started off,  Axen Phillips then went into the house and Came out again soon with his gun and started after Epson, this on or about May 25″ 1865,

Anaca X Phillips

Affidavit of Anaca Phillips, 14 Mar. 1866, Orders Received, Reports Sent to the Assistant Commissioner, Contracts, & Miscellaneous Court Papers, series 936, Macon GA Subassistant Commissioner, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands, Record Group 105, National Archives. Endorsement. An undated, penciled notation indicates that the case was dismissed for lack of evidence.

Published in Land and Labor, 1865, pp. 86 and 88.