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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 Folder C

Correspondence, Folder C

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Envelope

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C2
 

Kennedy, Isabella, Rocky Mount, NC, 5-2-63, concerns Thomas Kennedy.

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C3
 

Affadavit concerning Minus Hinshaw's relatiojnship to the Society of Friends, 5-4-63, signed by Isaac Lee, Clerk, Marlborough Monthly Meeting and W.B. Vickery (?), J.P.

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Crenshaw to Isham Cox, 5-15-1863

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Branson, John, New Salem, Randolph County, 5-18-63, concerns H.M. Hockett (relative of Hockett's wife)

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C6
 

Affadavit concerning Thomas S. Blair's relationship to the Society of Friends, 5-19-63, signed J. Reynolds, clerk, Springfield Monthly Meeting and Clarkson Tomlinson, J.P.

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Henley, David, Randolph County, Science Hill, 6-21-63, concerns A.G. Bush.

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Branson, John, New Salem, 5-22-63, probably concerns H.M. Hockett, refers to 5-18-63 letter.

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C9
 

Petition to exempt W. Rilesy Neas (?), 10 signatures including Chamness, Piggott, Wilson, Watkins, Shepard.

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Hockett, H.M., Kinston, NC, 5-25-63, letter to father, concerns bad treatment he received.

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Newlin, Joseph, New Market, NC, 5-29-63, requests information about extension of exemption to non-Friends who are C.O.'s and have shown an interest in the Society.

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C12
 

Petition addressed to Jefferson Davis, Randolph City, 5-18-1863, requests exemption of Himelius and Jesse D. Hockett, Simeon Barker and Isaiah Cox, 10 signatures.

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Benbow, P.S., Saxapahaw, Alamance County, 6-2-1863, requests information on how to make possible a visit to wife and daughter in Indiana and return with them to North Carolina.

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Crenshaw to Isham Cox, 6-10-63, relays request for information from the Secretary of War:
1. How many members of the Society of Friends were exempted on paying tax?
2. How many members refused to pay the tax?  What has happened to those who refused?
3. How many non-Friends, but sympathizers, exempted?
4. How many have been exempted by the Secretary of War?  How many by enrolling or other officers?

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Crenshaw to Delphina Mendenhall, 6-19-63, concerns regulations for release of C.O.'s.

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Harris, Jonathan, 6-19-63, to Assistant Secretary of War concerning Gustine Widop.

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Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, 6-26-63, concerns Harriet Lane and the case of T.E. Moore.

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Harris, Jonathan and Louisa, Westminster, NC, 7-4-63, letter to daughter with reference to Crenshaw. Includes letter to Crenshaw on reverse.

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Winslow, Nathan, Jr., Randolph County, 7-8-63, letter to Back Creek Monthly Meeting, request for reinstatement of membership, repents backsliding and participating in the war.

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C20
 

Affadavit from Back Creek Monthly Meeting stating that Nathan Winslow has been received into membership, exemption requested.

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Henley, David, Clerk, Back Creek Monthly Meeting, to Crenshaw, 7-14-63, presents case of Nathan Winslow, Jr.

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Rush, A.G., 7-20-63, concerns his exemption.

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C23
 

Rush, A.G., acknowledges receipt of notice of exemption.

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C24
 

Newlin, Joseph, 7-20-63, requests information about exemption for new members since passage of the exemption act.

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C25
 

Low, William, Asheboro, NC, 7-23-63, requests help in obtaining exemption for his nephew, Joseph Low, and one other.

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C26
 

Affadavit concerning relationship of Joseph Low with the Society of Friends, signed by David V. Henley, Clerk, Back Creek Monthly Meeting.

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C27
 

Statement of Meeting for sufferings held at Springfield, NC, 8-3-63, concerning refusal to pay special tax (10%) imposed to pay for the war.

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C28
 

Hockett, Himelius, Kinston, NC, 8-4-63, letter to his wife and children, describes progress of his case, treatment, health.

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Harris, Jonathan, Friendship, 8-28-63, contains instructions for making cane syrup, as well as for making the boiler.

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