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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 I

Correspondence, Folder I

I1 

Addressed to Gentlemen of the House Committee of Military Affairs, signed by John B. Crenshaw. Quotes from 14th Book, 10th Chapter of Josephus about exemption of Jews from military service in the Roman army because of their scruples against doing so.

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Trueblood, Isaac, petition to Secretary of War to allow him exemption including certificate signed by 9 Friends.

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I3 

Hammond, Moses, Bloomington P.O., Guilford County, requests passport for his sister and her two year old child.

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I4 

Petition for release on behalf of William T. Hales.

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Low, William, Asheboro, requests aid for unnamed young man, apparently not a Friend, who refused to bear arms and deserted.

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White, R.J., requests aid in obtaining exemption for James R. Hare.

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I7 

Harris, Jonathan, letter accompanying petition (missing) to Secretary of War on behalf of G. Widop concerning payment.

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Lindley, William, Cane Creek, requests aid for sons Franklin D. Lindley and William Wesley Lindley who were arrested despite proper exemption; letter written at the suggestion of Isham Cox.

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I9

Memorial of John Carter. Printed leaflet, no date but printed "Taken from the minutes of Cottonwood Quarterly Meeting, Cottonwood, Kansas, 9-19-1903."

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