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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 E

Correspondence, Folder E

E1
 

Harris, Jonathan, Westminster, Guilford County, 1-6-64, refers to a subscription to The Southern Friend for K.W. Davis, Westminster P.O.. Refers to sufferings of  "our friends in the army around Petersburgh". Denounces payment of tax.

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E2
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, 1-8-64, requests passport for niece Adelaide M. Nixon to Philadelphia to obtain medical attention, also Louisa M. Palmer to New York. Asks for Greenbacks for them as they will have only North Carolina bank notes which may not be accepted.

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E3
 

Seddon, James A., Secretary of War, War Dept., Richmond, VA, 1-18-64, concerns case of Isaac Cooper, deserter. Refuses to release him.

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E4
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 1-23-64, (3 pages) concerns case of Minus Hinshaw.

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E5
 

Julian, Lt., M.H. and Julian, Lt. Lindsay, Randolph County, 2-3-64, certificate attesting to sincerity of their neighbor Minus Hinshaw's scruples against bearing arms, sworn before Alfred Julian, J.P.

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E6
 

Henley, David, Clerk, Back Creek Monthly Meeting, 2-12-64, attesting to sincerity of William Henley, not a member, but an attender.

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E7
 

Henley, William, Camp, "Homes", 2-25-64, requests help in getting a release.

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E8
 

Kennedy, Isabelle, Rocky Hill, NC, 2-26-64, requests help in release of her nephew, Henry Walton. Refers to her difficulty in managing her farm without male help. Asks about having someone "detailed for farming" in lieu of military service sent to her.

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E9
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, 2-28-64, requests exemption upon payment of tax for James M. Hinshaw.

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E10
 

Peele, Albert, Rich Square, NC, 2-25-64, requests that Crenshaw find out if the Secretary of War will allow the provision in exemption tax for Friends to continue paying the tax.

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E11
 

Hare, William H., Nansemond County, 3-17-64, requests aid for Friends in the area to obtain exemption.

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E12
 

Henley, William, 3-7-64, wants to know how his case is progressing.

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E13
 

Copeland, James, Rich Square, 3-8-64, concerns case of Jonathan G. Lee who was captured by Confederate forces while taking women and children to Perquimans County. Taken to Richmond. Cause unknown. Requests Crenshaw find out and intercede.

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E14
 

Appeal signed by Friends to Jefferson Davis requesting that noncombatants be allowed to serve as agricultural laborers, etc., in preference to military services, along with statement of support from John A. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War. 3-16-64.

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E15
 

Mendenhall, Nereus, New Garden, 3-23-64, requests copy of appeal (see E14) and endorsement by Judge Campbell in order to report on it to Meeting for Sufferings. Also asks about expense of Tilghman Vestal's case and asks that account of it be sent either to him or his sister Judith (Tilghman's aunt).

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E16
 

Lindley, F.D., Camp near Orange C.H., VA 3-31-64, requests assistance in obtaining release.

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E17
 

Hollowell, T.L., Pikesville, Wayne County, NC, 4-1-64, asks aid for himself and Levi H. Massey, William T. Cox, and stephen R. Hollowell in obtaining release.

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E18
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 4-2-64, asks for information about whether exemption on payment of tax will be continued.

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E19
 

Lindley, F.D., Camp near Orange C.H., VA, 4-7-64, asks for information as above (E18) and also his own case.

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E20
 

Henley, David V., Randolph County, 4-15-64, case of Stephen Hodgin, requests aid, was denied exemption because act was repealed.

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E21
 

Gilmer, John A., Representative to Congress, Greensboro, 4-16-64, letter to Gov. J.B. Vance on behalf of D.W.C. Benbow, asks intercession for Benbow whose exemption was rescinded. Includes note on back from Vance telling Commanding Officer to release Benbow until case is decided by Bureau of Conscription.

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E22
 

Newlin, Joseph, New Market, NC, 4-16-64, requests help for 2 sons, Aaron and Eli Newlin, conscripted despite payment of tax.

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E23
 

Mendenhall, Nereus, Raleigh, 4-19-64, upon investigating conscriptions not in accordance with recent orders to allow exemption, Mendenhall went to see Col. Mellett, only to find he did not receive information about such orders. Requests Crenshaw to go to Bureau of Conscriptions or other authority and find out why orders were not sent.

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E24
 

Lindley, William, Cane Creek, Chatham County, NC, 4-20-64, concerns his son F.D. Lindley.

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E25
 

Hodgin, S.H., Hill's Store, NC, 4-22-64, request aid in obtaining release.

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