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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 F

Correspondence, Folder F

F1
 

Caudle, Lewis, Orange C.H., VA, 5-18-64, requests aid in obtaining release.

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F2
 

Newlin, Joseph, New Market, NC, 5-3-64, letter to Congressional Representative James M. Leach asking for exemption for all Friends on religious grounds. Asks that he show the letter to Rep. John A. Gilmer and Sen. W. A. Graham.

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F3
 

Newlin, Joseph, New Market, NC, 5-4-64, thanks for help in trying for universal exemption, informs him of writing to Leach. Reports that his sons were not conscripted; one had alternate service, the other a medical discharge.

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F4
 

Mendenhall, Nereus, Greensboro, 5-10-64, informs him of having asked Rep. John A. Gilmer to take charge of "our case before Congress."  Asks Crenshaw to assist him in any way possible.

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F5
 

Caudle, George, 5-5-64, case of Lewis Caudle, attests to his character and sincerity in refusing to bear arms.

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F6
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 6-23-64, asks information about what Congress has done about exemption. Requests help for William Bell and Minus Hinshaw.

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F7
 

Caudle, George, Mount Nebo P.O., Yadkin County, NC, 6-24-64, asks for help for Lewis Caudle and describes suffering.

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F8
 

Henley, William, Camp Holmes, Raleigh, 7-18-64, requests aid in obtaining his release.

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F9
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, 7-25-64, sends certificate of membership of James Hinshaw.

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F10
 

Lindley, F.D., Cane Creek, Chatham County, 7-27-64, informs Crenshaw of receiving papers and release.

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F11
 

Harris, Jonathan, Plasket Farm, 8-2-64, refers to two letters from Crenshaw "received by the hands of T. Vestal", Harris' letter concerns payment of New Garden Boarding school bills for Crenshaw's son, Nathaniel. Mentions difficulty of Himelius and Jesse Hockett in repaying Friends the $500 exemption tax which was paid for them. Discusses further education for Crenshaw's son either at Haverford or in England. Discusses Dr. D.W.C. Benbow's relations with Dover Monthly Meeting.

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F12
 

Jackson, s.s., Asheboro, 8-5-64, asks some specific questions about the New Conscription Act.

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F13
 

Lindley, F.D., Cane Creek, Chatham County, 8-64, repeats last letter but adds that he wants to know what he owes Crenshaw.

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F14
 

Lee, Isaac, Clerk, Marlborough Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, 8-16-64, Certificate of Membership for Mebane Hinshaw, signed W.B. Vickery, J.P. and J.H. Brown, Clerk of Court.

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F15
 

Mendenhall, Delphina, Jamestown, NC, 8-17-64, requests help in obtaining exemption for J.M. Hinshaw.

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F16
 

Affadavit attesting to sincerity of Mebane Hinshaw, signed by William B. Vickery, J.P. and N.C. Jarrell, J.P., certified by J.N. Brown, Clerk of Court.

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F17
 

Lee, Isaac, Clerk, Marlborough Monthly Meeting, Randolph County, 8-16-64, Certificate of Membership for William B. Hinshaw.

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F18
 

Cox, David, Clerk, Holly Springs Monthly Meeting, 8-17-64, Certificate of Membership for Isaiah Macon, certified by W.R. Brown, J.P. and Joseph H. Brown, Clerk of the Court.

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F18a
 

Macon, Isaiah, Camp Holmes, 8-22-64, encloses affadavit (F18) and requests aid in obtaining his release.

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F19
 

Jackson, S.S., Asheboro, 8-20-64, cover letter for papers of Mebane Hinshaw and his brother, William B.Hinshaw.

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F20
 

Gilmer, John A., Representative to Congress, Greensboro, 8-31-64, letter to John A. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of War, requesting aid in getting a passport for Mrs. S.A. McConnel who wishes to join her husband in the North.

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F21
 

McConnel, S.A., New Garden, 8-31-64, concerns her passport to the North.

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F22
 

Harris, Jonathan, 8-31-64, cover letter for certificates for the payment for David Shelby, George W. Pike, and Dr. Plunket, requests thay be presented to Judge Campbell, and asks aid in obtaining their release. Refers to sending a number of "thy Prospectus to The Southern Quarter to Joseph Newlin, Nathan Spencer, New Garden and Dover Monthly Meeting."  "I tell Oliver Gordon they must get 25 subscribers in our meeting (Deep River)."

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