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MS 235 John B. Crenshaw Papers

Correspondence between Crenshaw and Friends (many from North Carolina) who were conscripted into the Confederate Army and sought help in gaining their release during the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865).

Transcription for Folders A and B

Correspondence, Folder A

A1
 

Parker, Joseph R., Newby's Bridge, NC, 8-26-61, requests information about a report in a Richmond paper that Quakers had acted as guides to Union forces. Also requests information about exemption for Friends.

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A2
 

Hare, William H., 4-19-62, discusses situation of Friends of conscription age.

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A4
 

Nicholson, William, Suffolk, 4-26-62, asks Crenshaw's aid for non-Friends at Norfolk who had scruples against bearing arms.

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Mendenhall, Delphina E., Jamestown, NC, 9-29-62, requests aid for Elias Ruke and Haley Sills, both in prison for deserting and refusing to bear arms (non-Friends). Requests aid for T. Ellwood Moore, wounded, visit him if possible.

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Patterson, J.A. (JP and Capt.) Alamance County, 10-6-62, certifies that George Thompson is in ill health and cannot serve in the army. Certified by B. Grayson, Clerk of Court.

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A7
 

Laws Relating to Non-Combatants, Orders from Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, 1862.

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Perkins, Needham, 11-1-62, concerns case of Thomas Kennedy.

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A9
 

Hobson, Stephen, Proctors Creek, VA, 11-29-62, requests aid in obtaining release of Isham Cox.

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A10
 

Attributed to Perkins, Needham, concerns Thomas Kennedy.

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A11
 

Crenshaw, John B., fragment of letter to A.V. Tomlinson, 12-3-62,  concerns cases of S. Hobson and I. Harvey whom he has hopes of getting released, and D.E.M. Miller and Isaac Trueblood for whom he has little hope.

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A12
 

Moffitt, William A., 12-4-62, to wife, Mary, Westfiled, IN.

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A13
 

Benbow, E., East Bend, NC, 12-12-62, concerns repayment of fee for writer's brother T.A. Benbow.

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A14
 

Hobson, Stephen, Proctor's Creek, VA, 12-28-62, concerns his failure to obtain discharge, also the case of George Thompson.

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