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The grandson of Robertson Topp and son of William M. Farrington, who is also named William M. Farrington writes to the editor of the Gonzales Enquirer. In this letter, he lists dozens of names of families that were, like his family, impacted by the cotton tax imposed during war time. His goal is to get people to support the passing of the bill.
In this letter Edith Mertz clarifies the name of her father for W. M. Farrington so that she might have a chance of receiving some compensation for the cotton taxes her father paid.
In this letter Mrs. O. A. Neely request the help of Mr. W. M. Farrington in pursuing reimbursement from the government for cotton taxes her father paid.
In this letter Ida Thompson Hawes pledges his cooperation and requests the help of W. M. Farrington in getting back cotton taxes his grandfather paid.
In this letter W. A. Williams asks W. M. Farringtons help in trying to claim back taxes that his father lost working in the cotton business.
In this letter H. W. Matthews read Farrington's letter in the "Gonzalez Inquirer" and offered his support.
A. B. Holmes informs W. M. Farrington that he read Farrington's letter in the "Gonzalez Inquirer." Holmes family was involved in the collection of taxes during the civil war and he is writing to Farrington to find out if his family will benefit from the tax claim bill.
In this letter J. F. Nations tells W. M. Farrington that he realized he would benefit from the tax claim bill so he is writing to offer his cooperation in getting it advanced.
In this letter John Pool informs Mrs. Topp that he has received the claim that she speaks of and promises to give it swift and urgent attention.
In this letter L. Vance tells his sister that he received a letter from W. G. Ford that contained a legal contract that made Vance the surviving partner with Robertson Topp in the ownership of 170 bales of cotton.
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