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Petition Corrections (cww.00157, cww.00158, and cww.00036)

Our original transcriptions for petitions cww.00157 and cww.00158 identified Samuel Scott as the petitioner in both cases. Based on a closer reading of the petition documents and the name listed in the commissioners’ final report, the petitioner’s name for these … Continue reading

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More Compensated Emancipation Petitions Posted

Since the beginning of April, we have published more than 80 additional compensated emancipation petitions on Civil War Washington. This group of documents includes the petition of Edmund and Cora Fitzhugh, who, with the help of Robert Bowie, filed their … Continue reading

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