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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 B

B1
 

Trueblood, Isaac, 1-9-63, written from prison (or camp), urges payment of his fee.

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B2
 


Mendenhall, Delphina E. to Mary, Jamestown, NC, 1-9-63, also letter to L.D. Moody, Carthage, NC, and from Addie to sister.

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B3
 

Mendenhall, Nereus, New Garden, NC, 1-9-63, concerns information about New 
Garden Boarding School expenses, also Tilgham Vestal.

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B4
 

Mendenhall, Delphina E., Jamestown, NC, 1-10-63, concerns Thomas Kennedy's case and asks for release of Thomas Ellwood.

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B5
 

Perkins, Needham, Pikeville, NC, 1-19-63, concerns disposition of 300 barrels of 
rosin, reverse side concerns conscription exemption.

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B6
 

Crenshaw, John B. to A.V. Tomlinson, 1-20-63, concerns release of Mahlon Woody from Castle Thunder (and others?) aided by Isham Cox.

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B7
 

Mendenhall, Delphina E., Jamestown, 11-2-63, concerns Thomas Kennedy and Elwood Moore.

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B8
 

Army Official to John B. Crenshaw, "Headquarters", 9-24-63, concerns Tilgham Vestal who cannot be released until he pays fee.

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B9
 

Harris, Jonathan to John B. Crenshaw, Westminster, 3-13-63, concerns receipt of passport and release of Oliver Gordon.

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B10
 

Mendenhall, Delphina E., Jamestown, 3-31-63, concerns procurment of papers for "Harriet Lane, the colored woman at Petersburgh" so she can go to Baltimore with a white family. Also concerns Amy Alston, slave, and Delphina Mendenhall's efforts to get her to her husband in the North, and Thomas Kennedy's removal from prison in the North.

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B11
 

Mendenhall, Delphina E., Jamestown, 4-4-63, concerns Thomas Kennedy and Harriet Lane.

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B12
 

Mendenhall, Delphina E., 4-20-63, concerns Harriet Lane, Thomas Kennedy, explains why she has not taken her slave North to freedom sooner.

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B13
 

Kennedy, Isabelle (wife of Thomas), Rocky Hill, NC, 3-17-63, reports Thomas in hospital in Richmond and requests that John B. Crenshaw supply whatever her husband needs and help to obtain his release. Includes letter to her husband.

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B14
 

Carter, John, High Point, NC, concerns case of Enoch L. Crisco.

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B15
 

Crenshaw, John B. to Carter.

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B16
 

Mendenhall, Elihu, Westminster, Guilford County, 10-4-63, concerns Alpheus Mendenhall.

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B17
 

Hockett, H.M., 4-10-63, brief letter to John B. Crenshaw, longer one to his wife. Describes situation at Kinston, NC camp and deprivation of food and water.

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B18
 

Harris, Jonathan, 4-15-63, concerns case of Gusten Widop, not a Friend but a C.O.

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B19
 

Johnson, Thomas W., Iredell County, NC, 4-23-63, concerns conscription of brother-in-law, name not given, not a Friend.

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B20
 

Gordon, Jonathan, New Garden, NC, 4-25-63, concerns release of Charles Perish (?) for health, no tax needed.

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